Surface Preparation & Application:
1. Prepare surface by recessing nails or screws into panels 1/32.
2. Fill the space between panels with DAP® Premium Lightweight Joint Compound with DryDex®Dry Time Indicator Technology. Center wallboard joint tape over joint and press into fresh compound with a 5 or 6 application knife. Remove excess joint compound and cover embedded tape with a thin layer of compound. Apply compound to all nail heads and spread smooth with long strokes parallel to joint. After compound dries and turns from pink to white, smooth uneven areas with a damp sponge.
3. Apply a second coat of joint compound with an 8 or 10 knife along joints and over nail heads, smoothing out 2 beyond first coat. Smooth uneven areas with a damp sponge again after the compound has dried and turned from pink to white.
4. If necessary, apply a thin finish coat of compound over joints, smoothing out 2 beyond second coat.
5. To finish inside corners, apply joint compound to both sides of corner, fold tape along center crease and press into position. Embed tape with a 5 or 6 knife or inside corner trowel and apply a thin coat of
compound over tape. After compound has dried and turned from pink to white, smooth uneven areas with a damp sponge and apply a second coat of compound over one side only. Let dry and then cover the other side.
6. To finish outside corners, fasten metal corner bead and apply first coat of compound, smoothing onto panel surface 4 to 6. Allow compound to dry and turn from pink to white, and smooth uneven areas with a damp sponge. Apply 2 more coats in same manner.
7. For a textured finish, apply ample amount of joint compound with a paintbrush, knife or roller. Texture
surface immediately, while compound is still pink, using a paint roller, sponge, stiff-bristled brush or even
crumpled paper, depending on the desired effect. Allow compound to dry thoroughly, turning from pink to
white, before decorating or painting.
Compound will turn from pink to white when it is dry and ready for another application or decorating. Dry time will vary with temperature, humidity and depth of fill. Embedding tape normally requires a longer dry time than subsequent skim coats.
For Best Results:
Allow compound to dry before sanding.
Wiping while wet may leave unwanted smears. For best results, wet sand uneven areas with a damp sponge after joint compound has dried.
Shelf Life: 6 Months in closed container
Freezing: Protect from freezing
1 gallon finishes approximately 30-40 linear feet when applied as a skim coat. For texturing, 1 gallon covers approximately 40-50 square feet.
Clean Up & Storage:
Wash tools immediately after use with soapy water. Be sure container is closed and tightly sealed. Store in a cool, dry place. Dried material must be cut, scraped or sanded away.