By Mark J. Donovan
Quick set hot mud comes in powder
form and is sold in bags with drying times that range from 5 to 210 minutes.
Another reason quick set hot mud is
ideal for drywall repair is that hot mud contains glue. Thus hot mud is helpful
for gluing filler materials into drywall holes and cracks. Another advantage of
hot mud is that it shrinks less than standard drywall. Consequently, you do not
have to worry about the crack re-showing after the hot mud dries.
Mixing Quick Set
To make up a batch of quick set hot
mud, it is best to first pour a little water into your drywall mud pan. Then
slowly pour a little quick set hot mud powder into the pan and mix it up with a
3-4 inch taping knife. After mixing the hot mud powder and water to a smooth
consistency it is ready for use. If you need to adjust the consistency a little,
add more water or hot mud powder appropriately.
Note: The mixing of quick set hot mud
with water triggers the setting process of it. Consequently you want to limit
the mixing until you are absolutely ready to begin applying it to the drywall.
For example, if you spend 5 minutes mixing up a batch of 20 minute hot mud, you
only have 10-15 minutes of application time.
Immediately after Applying Hot Mud
If you plan to use your drywall
taping and mudding tools again, make sure you wash them off thoroughly
immediately after applying the hot mud mixture.
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