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I'm in BC and all the products available are lite. I am hoping to do some experimenting with hand-troweled textures next week but I can't figure out the best mud to use. I would like the surface to be durable as it will be in a house that receives a lot of use (on a farm) and it shouldn't need to be sanded much. Does that mean I shouldn't bother with any of the finishing muds? The carpenter has a bucket of "ultra-light mould tough" but is that going to be able to take any abuse? Do the ultralight muds tend to be less strong? I can also get Certainteed lite all-purpose or CGC Lite Line.

Does anyone have any experience of opinions about these (for taping, coating and texturing) or have any other suggestions?
 

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I'm in BC, why are you texturing? Never see it here.

Finish it smooth
For a couple reasons. For one, it's a reno of an old, cobbled together house and there is nothing plumb, square or flat about the walls and smooth, flat walls aren't easy or hardly possible in some spots. I also think it looks nice, really softens the place up and can make a room feel more homey and less sterile.

I also think it's never a bad thing to practice a new skill.
 

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if you want tuff use dura bond. its there to stay though remember. lol some exterior commercial coatings mite be better yet but costly.
I don't think I'm looking to go that bomb proof, just not wanting soft crumbly interior mud if I can help it. Ie, a recommendation for the more durable interior mud I could use to finish.
 
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