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joint compound

noun
1.
a plasterlike material used to cover joints or the heads of screws in drywall or plasterboard.
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  • Skim-coating is the technique of applying thin layers of gypsum-based joint compound over the entire surface.
  • She wandered over, peered into the joint compound bucket, watched me spread the stuff back and forth.
  • Quick-setting joint compound dries because of a chemical reaction, not because of water evaporation.
  • joint compound must be prepared in well ventilated space outdoors.
  • Tapers apply the joint compound along each side of the joint, and apply paper tape the length of the joint.
  • Sometimes, weather conditions do affect joint compound application and texturing techniques.
  • joint compound on sheetrock walls was addressed in this report.
  • Joints are finished with paper tape and joint compound.
  • Exposed screw heads are finished with joint compound.
  • Reuse joint compound buckets for tool or material storage by clients or crews.

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