Advantages of DURABOND joint compound?

 
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Old 12-10-2008, 09:48 AM   #1
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Advantages of DURABOND joint compound?


Hello gentlemen,

I'm new to the forum, and also somewhat new to the world of professional drywall.

I'm putting together a "specification sheet" of the actual steps that we take to hang drywall, because we do some "extra" things that increase our time and material (and quality).

When a prospective customer asks what our price per sq/ft is, I don't consider the comparison an "apples to apples" because each different contractor has a different method of installation.

ANYWAYS, I'm writing up the advantages of using the Durabond joint compound on all the seams. I think I have the basics down, but would you all be kind enough to list all of the different advantages (both to yourself and to the homeowner) of using the product, and also any disadvantages I might not be aware of?

Thanks. And I already know I talk too much, but feel free to tell me anyways.

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Old 12-11-2008, 12:17 AM   #2
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Re: Advantages of DURABOND joint compound?


if you'd be kind enough to send me some i'll let you know,i'm a pro roc taper there regional rep spoiles me with to much freebies i haven't tried anything else in years(i don't know.......maybe a pallet and i could give you the pros and cons on it)
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if you'd be kind enough to send me some i'll let you know,i'm a pro roc taper there regional rep spoiles me with to much freebies i haven't tried anything else in years(i don't know.......maybe a pallet and i could give you the pros and cons on it)

I agree to your product trial. I have placed a full pallet of Durabond out by my mail box with a note on it that says "please ship this to brdn_drywall from the internet".

I'll look forward to hearing your review.

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This may help:

http://www.usg.com/USG_Marketing_Con...Sheet_J17A.pdf

I like to think of it as taking the worry out of a situation that contains worry.

Its a no worries solution.

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Paul,

That document is exactly what I had in mind, thank you very much. We've been promoting the advantages as 1) better bond, 2) seal out moisture/humidity, 3) reduce cracks/blemishes.

If anyone has any other thoughts or wants to share their experience (good or bad), your comments would be welcome.

Thanks for the info so far.
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The 2 advantages of durabond are less shrinkage and drying time, perfect for the 1st coat. A little harder to sand than topping.
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The only disadvantage that I can think of. You have to be careful to keep it super flat or you will get crowned joints. I don't like the way topping or all purpose runs over the top of it.

I've used Magnum AP for tape and bed coat and and USG Powder topping for 29 years. They are greasy through the tools. Good for older goats.


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Thanks for the info above, especially the note on the potential crowning disadvantage.
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We use high denisity 90 for taping through the taper.Light sand 90 in the 10inch,and regurlar mud for finishing.Pro's is you can coat flats and angles in the same day.Just have to be careful not to get to heavey on the bond.When rought sanding make sure the edges and stop marks are sanded good,or the mud will sand but the bond wont.
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I did this beauty shop about 23 years ago. They wanted a knock down texture.
I didn't have any texture mud but I had a half a dozen brown bag durabond 210.

Spun it up and splattered it on. Gave it about 15 minutes and wiped it down.
Made the best looking texture I've ever seen. Give it a whirl.
Don't try it with the easy sand. It's to fluffy and doesn't slide through the gun and blows apart to much.

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