joint compound

noun

: 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 Cover joints between existing drywall and the patch with mesh or perforated-paper tape covered in drywall joint compound. Jeanne Huber, Washington Post, 8 Mar. 2024 The Materials Plywood Wood beams Wood screws Drywall Tape and joint compound Power drill Jigsaw Circular Saw Drywall Saw String and pencil The DIY Process Step One: Measure and Trace The width of your arch is going to be the same as the width of your doorway. Kate McGregor, House Beautiful, 2 June 2023 Plastic bottle, concrete, plaster wrap, Sculptamold, joint compound, Aqua-Resin, pigment, fabric, fake fur, metallic screen, India ink, epoxy. Cate McQuaid, BostonGlobe.com, 25 Apr. 2023 When the walls are dry, patch any holes or cracks by applying joint compound with a putty knife. Jennifer Barger, Washington Post, 10 Jan. 2023 Large fiber fabric tape can mend medium-sized breaks while smaller areas only require joint compound and drywall tape. Sara Rodrigues, House Beautiful, 15 Feb. 2023 Building the model itself is also a painstaking process, down to his use of his laser to etch the outline of brickwork into walls and his use of a joint compound to enhance the realism of that etching. Caroline Kubzansky, Chicago Tribune, 10 Jan. 2023 For holes that are larger than 1/2-inch wide, first stuff them with steel wool or copper mesh, which will prevent mice from chewing through, then seal them with joint compound; a foam insulation pest blocker is another option. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, 6 Apr. 2022 Slowly use your putty knife to spread a layer of joint compound across the wood, then use a trowel to create your own line designs. Kaylei Fear, Better Homes & Gardens, 22 Mar. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1954, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of joint compound was in 1954

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“Joint compound.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/joint%20compound. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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