High Density Setting Compounds are recommended for heavy fills or when exceptional bond is necessary. Once dry the product is not sandable. It is specially formulated to harden with very little shrinkage. This enables gypsum wallboard joints to be taped and first coated with High Density, and once set, the joints can be finished with All–Purpose Compound — all in the same day.

For complete details please see Product Data and Submittal Sheet

High Density 90 - 15 kg bag - Made in Canada

Technical Information

Product Data:

  • Color: Off-White Packaging: 15 kg (33 lbs) bags, 2 kg (4.4 lbs) pails
  • Coverage: Approximate coverage is 32 kg (70 lbs) of powder per 93 m2 (1000 ft2) of drywall panel.
  • Storage: Rotate stock to avoid aging problems. Use within 60 days of delivery. Store in a dry location. Keep away from moisture. Opened bags should be closed tightly before storage.
  • Shelf Life: Please see the "Technical Guide - Finishing Product Shelf Life" for details

For complete Technical Data please see the Product Data and Submittal Sheet


Joint Finishing:

  • Wallboard joints are normally finished using three coats of compound; the first to prefill the joint and embed the tape; the second to cover the tape, and the third to finish the joint. CertainTeed Setting-Type Compounds can be used for embedment and first coat. The third coat is typically done using CertainTeed Ready-Mixed Drywall All-Purpose Compound. For joint reinforcement the use of mesh tape is recommended. Apply the first coat to the joint in a band about 64 mm (2-1/2") wide. Centre CertainTeed Tape over joint and embed with a broad knife. Allow to set, as per product specifications on the package.

Warranty Details

Since methods and conditions of application and storage, such as temperature, humidity, and over thinning are beyond our control, CertainTeed Gypsum, Inc. (CertainTeed) will not be responsible for the failure of this product when not used and stored according to directions and specifications and accepted standards of procedure inherent in drywall application; or when reasonable allowance is not made by the user for adverse weather and job conditions.
However, if this product proves to be defective, CertainTeed’s maximum liability shall be limited to replacement of the defective material only or refund of the original purchase price. CertainTeed will not be responsible for any other costs or expenses. These shall be the exclusive warranty and remedies provided by CertainTeed, including without limitation, the implied warranties or merchantability, fitness for use and fitness for a particular purpose. All claims shall be submitted in writing to CertainTeed within thirty days from the date of discovery. State or federal laws may provide rights in addition to this limited warranty that cannot be modified or excluded.


Sustainability Information

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