Help me find the English term for this...?
I'm looking for the name of a material they use in home construction. It's a light color paste they apply on the wall before paint. And it looks like chalk in dry form.
What about "putty"?
- Grampa BLv 41 month ago
Joint compound is primarily used on sheetrock and plaster of paris is used to skim coat or for casting artwork. I have used a number of things on the market and the best is a low dust gypsum compound as it is easy to sand and square off if on a corner bead. Putty is for plumbing. Grampa B
- JackolanternLv 72 months ago
It's drywall in a powder form. It's also known as 'Plaster of Paris' which is powered calcium sulfate or gypsum. 'Putty' can be from several different compounds.
- Anonymous2 months ago
Drywall mud, or joint filler for gypsum board.
Painter. 35+ years
Putty is used by the painter to fill in nail holes in wood when we still had oil paint...as it was oil putty. Not used anymore...with waterbased paints.
- Aussie DevilLv 62 months ago
joint or finishing compound
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- John AldenLv 72 months ago
- Spock (rhp)Lv 72 months ago
new construction and replacement walls in America ... we use a plaster product, may go under the name "joint compound". comes in 5 gal [19 L] buckets. This is same as is used to cover the joint tape at the seams and corners of the wallboard. It is applied to make the corners sharp [usually over a preformed corner bead] and the walls appear to be same thickness everywhere. Since it is a plaster product, it is also fire resistant. Joint compound does need to be primed before painting ... and those 'paint and primer in one' products just don't, imho, do a good job at reasonable price [stores change more for these and they cover less surface than paint.] -- grampa
- 2 months ago
It's called 'Plaster Of Paris'.
- Benny FitzLv 52 months ago
- MattLv 62 months ago
- PetterLv 72 months ago