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Item: 381903

Sheetrock® Brand UltraLightweight Joint Compound

Specifically designed with the finishing contractor in mind, this compound allows greater control and accuracy with less fatigue at the end of the day.

Key Documents & Design Files

Overview

Specifically designed with the finishing contractor in mind, this compound allows greater control and accuracy with less fatigue at the end of the day. Sheetrock® Brand UltraLightweight Joint Compound ideal for embedding paper joint tape as well as filling, leveling and finishing over gypsum panel joints, fasteners, bead and trim. Sheetrock® Brand UltraLightweight Joint Compound has professional-grade performance and is up to 40% lighter.

Main Features

Sheetrock® Brand UltraLightweight Joint Compound is a professional grade product that provides great results with less effort.
  • Up to 40% lighter
  • Improved slip
  • Strong bond with Sheetrock® brand paper joint tape
  • Tough surface, yet easy to sand

Specifications

Submittal Sheet PDF 583.8 KB

Performance

  • Mold & Mildew Resistance
    Contains a broad-spectrum antimicrobial additive on the face and back of the panel that provides resistance against the growth of mold and mildew. Includes sag-resistance performance.
    No

Sustainability

  • GREENGUARD Certification
    GREENGUARD Certification helps consumers choose building materials with lower VOC (volatile organic compound) emissions, which improves indoor air quality.
    Yes

Installation

Video - The Benefits of Using USG Sheetrock® Brand UltraLightweight All Purpose Joint Compound

Documents & Files

Data/Submittal Sheets & Specifications

Data/Submittal Sheet (English) PDF 583.8 KB

White Papers

Sell Sheet (English) PDF 1.9 MB

Catalogs & Brochures

System Catalog (English) PDF 4.3 MB
Brochure (English) PDF 991.2 KB

Installation & Technical Manuals

Technical Guide (English) PDF 428.6 KB

SDS, Certifications & Reports

SDS (English) PDF 244.4 KB

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q & a

  • Can I use Sheetrock® Brand UltraLightweight All Purpose Joint Compound with mechanical tools?

    Yes, running a mechanical taping tool is now easier than ever due to the 40% weight reduction and easy flow of Sheetrock® Brand UltraLightweight All Purpose Joint Compound. Finishers will appreciate the significant difference when using Sheetrock® Brand UltraLightweight All Purpose Joint Compound in a mechanical taping tool.

  • Comparing Sheetrock® Brand UltraLightweight All Purpose Joint Compound to other joint compounds, is weight the only difference?

    Weight is a major difference, but Sheetrock® Brand UltraLightweight All Purpose Joint Compound also has great workability, improved slip that makes it easy to wipe down and work with hand tools, very good wet tack that holds the tape in place securely so the finisher can run long strings of tape before coming back to wipe it in. The ultra light weight and wet tack also combine to keep the compound from dripping, thus reducing the time required to clean compound off the floors. Good open time is another benefit, enabling contractors to smooth a joint without the product drying prematurely and causing roll ups or tearing.

  • Can I use Sheetrock® Brand UltraLightweight All Purpose Joint Compound for all finishing steps?

    Yes, Sheetrock® Brand UltraLightweight All Purpose Joint Compound can be used for taping with paper tape, applying Sheetrock® Brand paper faced bead, covering fasteners, and throughout the entire finishing process.

  • What is the recommendation for sanding Sheetrock® Brand UltraLightweight All Purpose Joint Compound?

    We recommend 150 grit paper or 220 grit mesh.

  • When using Sheetrock® Brand UltraLightweight All Purpose Joint Compound, what is the coverage rate for joint finishing?

    The coverage rate is comparable to other USG ready-mix joint compounds. You can anticipate approximately two 4.5 gallon pails of Sheetrock® Brand UltraLightweight All Purpose Joint Compound to finish 1000 sq. ft. of gypsum wallboard.

  • Why are we asking for a premium for Sheetrock® Brand UltraLightweight All Purpose Joint Compound?

    Sheetrock® Brand UltraLightweight All Purpose Joint Compound is an innovative product that has been developed to provide increased productivity and significantly less strain on workers. The increased productivity will more than offset the premium.

  • Do I need to add water when mixing Sheetrock® Brand UltraLightweight All Purpose Joint Compound?

    No, Sheetrock® Brand UltraLightweight All Purpose Joint Compound is formulated as a ready-to-use product. Simply mix and use. If adding water, use sparingly and test apply. The material characteristics of Sheetrock® Brand UltraLightweight All Purpose Joint Compound are different from other USG ready-mix joint compounds, therefore typical job-site mixing indicators do not apply.

  • Can I use Sheetrock® Brand UltraLightweight All Purpose Joint Compound for skim coating a wall?

    Yes, Sheetrock® Brand UltraLightweight All Purpose Joint Compound can be used for skim coating.

  • Can I use Sheetrock® Brand UltraLightweight All Purpose Joint Compound for textures?

    Yes, similar to most USG ready-mix joint compounds, Sheetrock® Brand UltraLightweight All Purpose Joint Compound can be used for simple hand-applied textures.

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