RapidCoat® Versa Pro

Rapid Coat® Versa Pro is an all-purpose, professional grade joint compound, ideal for use in all phases of gypsum board finishing: taping, finishing, skim coating, filling corner beads and trim, and concealing nail or screw dimples. Rapid Coat® Versa Pro has been specially formulated for versatility to deliver superior performance with less energy — whether applied with machine tools, knife or trowel.

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Continental Rapid Coat® Versa Pro has been specially formulated for versatility to deliver superior performance with less energy — whether applied with machine tools, knife or trowel. Rapid Coat® Versa Pro is premixed and ready to use right out of the container. Product only available in Canada.

Physical Characteristics:

Material: Vinyl-type formulation;

Emissions: Asbestos free. VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) content < 2 g/ L

Coverage: Approx. 9 Gal. (34 L) per 1,000 ft2 (100 m2) coverage will depend on number of beads and amount of trim.

Drying Time: Approx. 4 hours to harden; thoroughly dry in approx. 24 hours. Drying times will vary with temperature and humidity (See GA-236). 

IMPORTANT: For interior use only. Maintain a minimum 55° F (13° C) working temperature during application and drying. For optimum drying, maintain room temperature between 68˚–77˚ F (20˚–25˚ C) and provide adequate ventilation.

Storage: Up to 9 months if protected from extreme heat and cold. Maintain storage temperature above 32˚ F (0˚ C).

Available Sizes:*

  • PAIL: 17 L
  • BOX: 17 L

*Some sizes may be available by special order only.

Color: White

Standards and Codes: Manufactured to conform to ASTM C475/C475M.

Advantages
  • Premixed and ready to use right out of the container
  • Superior performance in machine or hand application
  • Extremely smooth surface, fewer fish eyes
  • Sands easily with less effort
  • Quick drying
  • Minimal shrinkage
  • Excellent coverage and adhesion
Sustainability

Can contribute to the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Credit Qualification in several credit categories to assist in obtaining LEED certification.

Application Instructions

Apply according to Gypsum Association publications GA-214 and GA-216.

Taping and Finishing Joints:

Step one: Using a taping knife (4-6 in.), generously apply joint compound to the surface you want to finish (tapered edge). Then press joint tape firmly into the compound, removing any excess material behind the tape and creating a good bond with the gypsum board. Allow compound to dry thoroughly.

Step two:  Using a finishing knife, trowel or mechanical tool (8-10 in.), apply a fill coat of joint compound over embedded tape. Remove excess material by feathering the center and the edges of the joint. Allow compound to dry thoroughly.

Step three: Using a finishing knife, trowel or mechanical tool (10–12 in.), apply a thin coat of joint compound over Step Two at a width adequate to fill any voids or shallow spots. Remove excess material by feathering the center and the edges of the joint. Allow compound to dry completely before sanding or painting.

Finishing Inside Corners: 
Using a steel finishing knife (4”– 6”), generously apply Continental Rapid Coat® Versa Pro to both sides of the inside corner. Fold joint tape along center crease and press firmly into center of the inside corner. Remove any excess material behind the tape and create a good bond with the gypsum board. Allow compound to dry thoroughly. Apply second coat to one side, allow to dry and apply to opposite side. Allow compound to dry thoroughly before sanding or painting.

Fastener Heads and Trim:
Continental Rapid Coat® Versa Pro can be applied to fill corner beads and conceal fasteners (nail/screw dimples). A second coat should be applied when dry. Apply a third coat over the fasteners if needed.

Cleanup:
Continental Rapid Coat® Versa Pro washes off easily with warm water. Tools should be dried thoroughly to prevent rusting.

Sanding:
Sanding is not required between applications unless the work is rough. Sand lightly after Step Three application is completely dry. If dry-sanding, use minimum 150-grit sandpaper. Avoid over-sanding, which can scuff gypsum board paper.

Skim Coating:
Continental Rapid Coat® Versa Pro can be used to skim coat gypsum board walls. A skim coat leaves a thin film of joint compound over the entire gypsum board surface, fills imperfections and eliminates texture differences between the gypsum board and the joint compound. Skim coating is recommended for rooms with critical lighting conditions.

Painting and Wallpapering:
Painting should not proceed until joint compound is thoroughly dry (See GA-236). For best results, a good quality gypsum board primer should be applied, in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions, before painting or wallpapering.

Texturing:
Continental Rapid Coat® Versa Pro can also be used to texture walls and ceilings. For best results, apply a high-quality gypsum board primer before texturing, making sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Joint compound can be applied (up to 1/4 in. thick) with a roller, sponge, brush or trowel to create the desired effect. Paint over when dry.

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