Re: bathroom redo
I would disagree with the drill and paddle. The reason is, the average DIY'r doesn't have the skills to apply a large amount of material that is designed to set relatively quickly. Heck, I've been doing drywall for years and I don't even have the skills to apply more than a pan of 20 minute mud before it starts to harden. Yes, you can get slower setting compounds, but the same thing still applies. Why add an additional difficulty to an already tough project?
Originally Posted by plastrr385
I agree that a setting type joint compound is better to use in this situation, however, my recommendation is that it be mixed one pan at a time. This way it can be mixed to the desired consistency and if it starts to fire off in the pan it's easy to clean up and start anew. A bucket of setting mud is tough to get rid of once it starts to fire, it's easier to just get a new bucket.
Side note: Once the tape is applied with the setting compound it is acceptable to switch to premixed topping compound to finish the joints smooth. When tiling or adding a cultured type surround, finishing the joint to a perfectly flush finish isn't necessary. Anything outside of the surround will need to be perfectly flush.
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