Drywall mud

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  1. Jul 15, 2007 #1

    stlcar2nz

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    Just curious...does mud really have a "shelf life"? I've got a 3+ year old 5 gallon tub, 3/4 full, stored in the basement. Is it still good? Thanks
     
  2. Jul 15, 2007 #2

    Daryl in Nanoose

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    If there is a little bit of water on it it should be okay if it was kept cool but I would not use it myself for any finished coats.
     
  3. Jul 16, 2007 #3

    CraigFL

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    I always keep a piece of saran wrap over the surface of mine, and keep the sides scaped down so they don't get hard...
     
  4. Jul 16, 2007 #4

    Deacon

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    Mud has a shelf life of 9 months. After that, it will spoil and mold. Hence the bad smell when opened.
     

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