joint compound


Definition of joint compound

: a compound made of gypsum, clay, and latex resin that is used to seal wall joints or fill shallow holes

Examples of joint compound in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Note that dry-mix joint compound is also available, which comes in powder form. Joseph Truini And Merle Henkenius, Popular Mechanics, 18 Aug. 2020 Simply pull out the nails and fill the holes with drywall joint compound. Washington Post, 2 Aug. 2021 That’s necessary because the surface is usually coated with joint compound dust left behind after the finished joints were sanded smooth. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, 18 Dec. 2020 Then, use a joint knife to spread joint compound over the entire repair, while trying to feather the edges of the compound into the surrounding wall. New York Times, 5 Dec. 2020 Mica gives metallic paint its glitter and is used in drywall joint compound and electrical insulation. Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times, 11 Nov. 2020 Next, use a 4- or 6-in.-wide drywall knife to apply joint compound over the patch. Joseph Truini And Merle Henkenius, Popular Mechanics, 18 Aug. 2020 Corner bead is nailed over the corner and then concealed by two or three layers of joint compound. Joseph Truini And Merle Henkenius, Popular Mechanics, 18 Aug. 2020 After the joint compound has dried (usually at least two hours), remove the screws and sand the surface of the patch smooth. Peter Martin, Popular Mechanics, 7 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of joint compound

1954, in the meaning defined above

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“Joint compound.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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