joint compound

noun

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 Next, use a 4- or 6-in.-wide drywall knife to apply joint compound over the patch. Joseph Truini And Merle Henkenius, Popular Mechanics, "How to Repair Drywall: Common Ways to Fix Damaged Walls," 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, "How to Repair Drywall: Common Ways to Fix Damaged Walls," 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, "How to Fix a Hole in Drywall," 7 Nov. 2018 Finish the drywall with paper tape and three to four applications of joint compound. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How to Finish Your Basement," 18 Apr. 2019 Butter the edges of the drywall piece with joint compound and insert the piece in the hole. Peter Martin, Popular Mechanics, "How to Fix a Hole in Drywall," 7 Nov. 2018 Use the taping knife to spread joint compound over the screen. Richard P. Zemsky, Popular Mechanics, "The 3 Tools That Every Homeowner Must Own," 27 Sep. 2017 Step 13: Nails that Go Pop Use a small drywall knife to apply lightweight joint compound above the screw or nailhead. Merle Henkenius, Popular Mechanics, "How to Repair Drywall," 8 Feb. 2017 Among them, there’s a former 5-gallon bucket for drywall joint compound and an economy-size Tidy Cats litter container. Andy Schatschneider, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "In its second year, the rabbit hunting contest is quite the experience at this Oconomowoc pub," 2 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of joint compound

1954, in the meaning defined above

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19 Oct 2020

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“Joint compound.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/joint%20compound. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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