What is the best Sheetrock joint compound?
Also asked, is there a difference between joint compound and drywall compound?
Drywall Joint Compound The main ingredient in joint compound -- or mud -- is gypsum, and it's the product that you use for taping and finishing drywall seams. You can also use it to patch holes, although it takes longer to dry and shrinks more than spackling paste.
Similarly, what are the different types of drywall mud? When shopping for drywall mud you may notice different types of pre-mixed mud. The three most commonly used are "all purpose", "lightweight all purpose" and "topping". There are of course several other types of joint compound available however these are the most common.
Also asked, what is Sheetrock joint compound?
Joint compound (also known as drywall compound or Mastic) is a white powder of primarily gypsum dust mixed with water to form a mud the consistency of cake frosting, which is used with paper or fiber joint tape to seal joints between sheets of drywall to create a seamless base for paint on interior walls.
What kind of mud do you use to tape?
All-purpose joint compound, commonly called mud, is the wet material that is used for drywalll installation to adhere paper joint tape, fill joints, and to top paper and mesh joint tapes, as well as plastic and metal corner beads. It can also be used to repair holes and cracks in drywall and plaster.