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Is Drywall Joint Compound Safe?

Many parents with growing families want to remodel or expand their homes and think they’re using “green” or safe products when they install or repair drywall in their homes. So that the joints between the large pieces of drywall don’t show, your installer will be applying “joint compound”, also called “mud”. Joint compound
is also frequently applied all over the drywall as  “skim coat” to create a texture under the paint. Many people mistakenly assume that skim coat is plaster, but it’s not, it’s toxic, conventional joint compound! Conventional joint compounds contain many toxic ingredients that you and your family need to avoid.
For the low down on joint compounds and the safest alternatives, read my article on Green Home Guide:


More Details on Choosing Dry Mix Joint Compounds

You want to build or remodel “green” to protect yourself and your family from unwanted toxins. And you may even know that there are WAY less toxic ingredients in dry mix joint compounds that in the wet-in-the-bucket-ready-to-use versions. But are all dry mix joint compounds created equal? Read why some are healthier than others, and how to pick the best products,  in my article on Green Home Guide: