First Look: Sheetrock’s UltraLightweight Joint Compound

Posted by: on September 2nd, 2012 | 4 Comments
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Installing drywall is a heavy job. We’ve shown you a video about Sheetrock’s 5/8″ UltraLight drywall, which makes the job a lot lighter. But hauling around a heavy bucket of joint compound is hard work, too. That’s why Sheetrock introduced its UltraLightweight Joint Compound.

It’s 40 percent lighter than their traditional joint compound, but covers just as much board, leaving installers with more energy at the end of a long day.

Home Depot associate Scott Jenschke and Sheetrock’s Michael Leake debut UltraLightweight joint compound in this video:


Our First Look series gives Apron Blog readers an inside look by highlighting some of the videos our store associates watch to learn about the new products and services available at The Home Depot.

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  1. Glenn Peed says:

    Have not tried this particular product yet, but have tried a similar product many years ago (USG blue top). The idea sounded good, but in my opinoin it was very soupy once it was mixed up and not the best consistency to point up walls with. Additionally, it seemed to have an unusually longer dry time compared to the green top. The greentop allowed us to apply the skim coat in hihger humidity days, where as the blue top did not dry as quickly adn seemed to be affected more by humidity than the green top. Looking forward to trying this new product and see if things have improved. Will post a follow and let you know.

  2. 26 lbs lighter? This seems like a great product. Light drywall compounds are always useful!

    • Craig Allen says:

      Thanks for the comment, Drywall Contractors. Have you used any of the new lighter drywall products in your business?

      -Craig, from The Home Depot