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ProForm® Quick Set™ Setting Compound

Quick setting/hardening type compound that is not affected by humidity once it has set and dried.

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Provides excellent joint strength

Permits heavy fills and faster joint finishing with low shrinkage

  • Low shrinkage.
  • Permits same-day joint finishing.
  • Mold resistant.

ProForm® Quick Set™ Setting Compound is a quick setting/hardening type compound that is not affected by humidity once it has set and dried. Available in 90 and 210 minute set times.

Quick Set Compound is specially formulated to provide excellent joint strength, even in poor drying conditions. Quick Set Compound permits heavy fills and faster joint finishing with low shrinkage. It is compatible with all types of gypsum board and may be used where a shortened joint finishing schedule is desired.

Quick Set Compound is used as a prefill material for gaps in gypsum board construction that are wider than recommended and also in voids in above-grade interior concrete. It reduces joint deformities such as ridging and beading when used with gypsum board.

For best results, Quick Set Compound must be used in conjunction with reinforcing tapes such as ProForm™ Paper Joint Tape.

Applications

  • Greater joint strength.
  • Easy mixing.
  • Easy application.
  • Stronger bond.
  • Not affected by humidity and moisture when hardened and dried.
  • Low shrinkage.
  • Permits same-day joint finishing.
  • Reduces joint deformities such as ridging and beading.

ProForm® Quick Set™ Setting Compound has achieved GREENGUARD Gold Certification.

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Products that suit any project criteria

Product Details

Applications:

Finishing, Same-Day Finishing

Packaging:

Bag

Coverage:

45-55 lbs/1,000 sq ft

Bag Volume:

25 lb

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Why is the product lumpy after mixing?

Possible reasons for this to occur are:

- Water was added to the setting compound, rather than the compound being added to the water.

- Setting compound was not allowed to soak (for approximately one minute) after the initial mix before remixing was initiated.

Why is the product setting much faster than the advertised range?

Possible reasons for this to occur are:

- Dirty mixing water and/or application tools.

- Excessive mixing of the compound.

- Foreign material (accidentally or deliberately) added to the mixture.

- Mixing water too hot.

Why is the product setting much slower than the advertised range?

Possible reasons for this to occur are:

- Too much water was used.

- Impure water source (dissolved organics in the water generally retard the set time).

- Foreign material (accidentally or deliberately) added to the mixture.

- Water too cold.

- The product was remixed after initial stiffening began.

Why does the product display weak strength?

Possible reasons for this to occur are:

- Too much water was used.

- Foreign material (accidentally or deliberately) added to the mixture.

What is the difference between “Working Time” and “Setting Time”?

Working time refers to the period during which the ProForm setting compound is usable for application. At the end of this time, the material begins to stiffen and can no longer be spread easily. Working time should correspond to the required time for the actual application.


Setting time refers to the time after which the applied ProForm setting compound will become adequately hardened so that another layer can be applied. For manufactured or modular builders, the setting time should match your timetable for moving a floor along the line.

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