Rapid Deco® Level 5 Type XDrywall

Rapid Deco Level 5 Type X skim-coated drywall is a fire-rated gypsum board pre-finished with a specially formulated skim-coat material to facilitate finishing to a Level 5 finish.

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Continental Rapid Deco® Level 5 Type X skim-coated drywall is a fire-rated gypsum board pre-finished with a specially formulated skim-coat material to facilitate finishing to a Level 5 finish. This skim coat is factory-applied to provide a consistent and uniform finish.

Rapid Deco Level 5 Type X skim-coated drywall is installed in the same manner as traditional drywall and finished with Continental's Rapid Deco Level 5 joint compound to easily and quickly produce a Level 5 finish. (Please refer to the Continental Rapid Deco Level 5 joint compound submittal sheet for technical information).

Rapid Deco Level 5 Type X skim-coated drywall is designed for use in applications that require direct mechanical attachment to wood or metal framing, or as a component of fire-rated assemblies. May also be used as a thermal barrier in roof assemblies when specified by the roofing manufacturer. To ensure optimum Type X fire-resistant performance, follow recommended installation procedures. When used in a certified sound-rated assembly, Rapid Deco Level 5 Type X skim-coated drywall will also contribute to the required sound transmission classification (STC) values.

Extreme Heat Notice

Note: Rapid Deco Level 5 Type X skim-coated drywall is suitable for interior applications only and should not be used where temperatures exceed 125˚ F for extended periods or in areas of extreme humidity. Likewise, the board should be protected from exposure to adverse conditions during storage and construction.

Applications

Rapid Deco Level 5 is the best solution for areas specified for a Level 5 finish, such as:

  • Hotel lobbies and interior public spaces
  • Board rooms and conference rooms
  • Office atriums and hallways
  • High-end residential housing
  • Any area where critical lighting or gloss paints are specified in which a smooth finish is desired
Advantages

Provides an equivalent to a field-applied Level 5 finish in the same number of steps as a Level 4 finish

  • Creates a uniform surface and the highest-quality finish
  • Provides consistent job results
  • Minimizes jobsite application labor and reduces cost over a field-applied Level 5 finish
  • Installs in the same manner as traditional drywall - no special tools or enhanced skills required
  • Superior Level 5 results in less time

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