joint compound

noun
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.
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