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Old 04-20-2009, 11:56 AM   #1
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Well, this came straight from the "mouths of babes".

I have read several posts about tinting drywall mud, and recently I ran across a GC and he wanted every coat tinted a different color. After, reading all the post I thought about it for a while. A few experiments later, my 12 yr son (who is always in whatever I am doing) asked what I was trying to do. I explained and he said mom I got just the thing. He runs off and comes back with Crayola Sidewalk Chalk. I break up a little piece to make powder and try it out. Now, I didn't expect it to work, I was really just trying to make him happy. The crazy thing is though it works. The pack contains 24 colors. Sands as if it wasn’t there and no problem with painting after priming of course.

To be honest I was embarrassed I didn't think of it. Kids gotta love them.



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Old 04-20-2009, 09:54 PM   #2
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that GC sounds like a donkey. but work is work. maybe he runs the rainbow flag on the back of his truck too.
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Old 04-21-2009, 11:21 AM   #4
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How did you know? LOL

I just thought maybe the info would come in handy.

You all got a great sense of humor. Still Laughing.
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odd....we all deal with the same bs, we all put up with the people, and the work. Don't you have to have the same sense of humor just to survive? If I didn't laugh at everything I would have hung myself long ago.
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True, very true.
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Haven't you heard of Never-Miss it actually primes the joint compound so you don't get paint flashing so it saves you money on call backs and is half the price of chalk.
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Old 04-26-2009, 12:12 PM   #9
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Haven't you heard of Never-Miss it actually primes the joint compound so you don't get paint flashing so it saves you money on call backs and is half the price of chalk.
No until now I had not heard to it but I did look it up after reading your message. After reading the information about it sounds like a great product for touch ups which is what it is designed for. However, I was talking about new construction. Also it only comes in blue and yellow, for this GC I would need three maybe four colors. You mentioned price, the price for the "Never-Miss" is 14.95 plus shipping for one color 16.5 oz bottle. I can get sidewalk chalk for the rock bottom price of $5.00 w/ 24 colors and no shipping just a trip to walmart that I will make anyway. But thank you so much for the information.

P.S. Yes, I know yellow and blue make green.

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You know you can get a free sample
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1 bottle will color 12 to 15 5gal. buckets of drywall mud and doesn't efect the integrity of the mud alot of contractors are using it on the skim coat to make the job look better.
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My vote is still for dark blue RIT dye from wal mart.
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Rit dye sounds pretty good lots and lots of color. They are, what 1.50 a bottle or so, right?
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Yea tha's true but you can't get it at your drywall yard and it bleeds through the paint Never-Miss is formulated just for mud and the color sands away so you will not have bleed through or flashing and the color left in it acts as a built in primer for the mud eliminating flashing!!
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Yea tha's true but you can't get it at your drywall yard and it bleeds through the paint Never-Miss is formulated just for mud and the color sands away so you will not have bleed through or flashing and the color left in it acts as a built in primer for the mud eliminating flashing!!
Interesting...I have seen a company use brick dye in their mud which comes in powder form and another use regular chaulk line refills.
They strictly use them when sanding for paint smooth wall to show where final touch-up spots are.

When it is mixed in the mud a little too strong it does tend to show through the paint.
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how do i get my free sample of this "never-miss" never-miss?
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i just got my black widow 540 pro sanding tool in the mail last week thanks to whoever posted the link to get it free.
i love free stuff!
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i just got my black widow 540 pro sanding tool in the mail last week thanks to whoever posted the link to get it free.
i love free stuff!
Jeez, they got more samples?
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came with 5 sheets (various grit) and pole adapter.
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www.never-miss.net try it you'll like it!!!
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