How Does Drywall Mud Work?
Understanding Drywall Mud Drywall mud is another name for joint compound. Builders use drywall mud at construction sites. It is convenient to use to fill in holes or other wall damage. Drywall mud contains a mixture of water, expanded perlite, ethylene-vinyl acetate polymer, limestone and attapulgite. The combination of these chemicals gives drywall mud a creamy and smooth texture, which makes application and smoothing easy. Drywall mud makes walls smooth, perfect for painting or applying wallpaper. Drywall Mud Preparation Most drywall mud comes in premade form. Unlike traditional joint compound, ready-mixed joint compound comes ready to apply. It also has a longer window for application, since the traditional joint compound driea up within one to two hours. Ready-mixed drywall mud stays in its original form unless it is left untouched for several hours. Surface Preparation Before applying drywall mud for finishing purposes, prepare the walls. Apply paper drywall tape over the drywall