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Can drywall mud be too thick?

Yes, drywall mud can be too thick.

The key to getting the right consistency is to make sure that the mixture of all the ingredients is consistent, and that it’s not too thick or too thin.

If you’re using a premixed bag of drywall compound, then it’s likely that the manufacturer has already figured out what kind of consistency works best for their product. However, if you’re mixing your own compound from scratch, then you may want to follow these guidelines:

  1. The mix should be wet enough that it sticks together when you squeeze it between your fingers. It shouldn’t crumble apart or have large lumps in it.
  2. The mix should also be wet enough that it doesn’t drip off your trowel when you smooth it onto the wall surface. If it does drip off, then add more water until it stops dripping off on its own accord.
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Last modified: July 30, 2022