Hot Mud / Quick Setting type joint compound has really changed how drywall finishing and drywall repair is done ever since it was introduced to the the drywall construction industry. Back in the day when it used to take 24 hours for each coat of joint compound to dry. Today we have the luxury of controlling the drying times so that they can be second and third coated by a drywall finisher and sanded all in the same day. And drywall repairs can be completed and textured in just hours instead of day’s…
Hot mud is Perfect for drywall repairs and ceiling repairs!
Hot mud is sold with several different setting times available. The size of the project and deadlines can determine which setting times will work best. The hot mud setting times vary from 5,20,45 and 90 minute are what I mostly use for drywall finishing, ceiling repairs, drywall repairs, ceiling repairs and pre-filling before doing the drywall taping.
In this video clip I’ll be mixing up a mud pan full of 20 minute hot mud for a drywall repair
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Tools needed to mix the hot mud by hand:
Drywall mud pan
6″ drywall taping knife
Plastic jug for water (for easy control when adding the water)
Tips and Tricks for mixing hot mud / quick setting type joint compound :
1) I like to add a little water into the bucket first
2) Only mix enough of the 20 minute hot mud that you are going to be
able to use up in 15 minutes (Once you feel it starting to start setting up. Get it out of your mud pan so you will have a quick and easy clean up)
3) Mix thick at first, adding water as you mix to
get rid of any lumps of the powder mix (kind of like baking a cake)
4) The initial mix should be just a little
thicker than your desired working
5) Now let the mud sit for one minute (as stated in the directions)
6) Add just a little water to get a smooth thick yogurt type
7) Don’t over mix! (Only mix this second time
for one minute max)
Important!! Be sure to read the directions because mixing and setting times may vary for different brands of setting type compounds
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Good luck with your hot mud mixing drywall project! -Paul