RapidDeco® Level 5

A better finish, faster! Shave days off your timeline and achieve a nearly flawless finish. Our innovative system streamlines your finishing process so you can reduce costs and move on to your next project faster.


Continental Rapid Deco® Level 5 Joint Compound is ideal for all phases of gypsum board finishing: taping, finishing, skim coating, texturing, filling corner beads and trim, and concealing nail or screw dimples. It also can be used as a traditional skim-coat material for non-coated gypsum board.

The Continental Rapid Deco® Level 5 System consists of a skim-coated drywall and a specially formulated matching joint compound. Used together, they create a consistent, smooth surface across the finished wall.

This innovative system is designed to provide an equivalent substitution to a field-applied Level 5 finish (per ASTM C 840) and address technical performance and design issues concerning critical lighting and special paint treatment requirements.

Refer to Rapid Deco® Level 5 skim-coated drywall submittal sheet for complete system details and limitations.

Physical Characteristics:

Material: Acrylic-based formulation; asbestos free

Coverage: Approximately nine gallons/34 liters per 1000 square feet. Coverage will depend on the number of beads and the amount of trim.

Drying Time: Thoroughly dry in approximately 24 hours. Drying times can and will vary widely based on temperature and humidity (See GA-236).

IMPORTANT: For interior use only. For optimum drying, maintain room temperature between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C) and provide adequate ventilation.

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

Available Sizes: PAIL: 4.5 gallons/17 liters; BOX: 4.5 gallons/17 liters. Some sizes may be available by special order only.

Colors Available: White

  • Saves time and money — get to a Level 5 finish faster
  • Superior durability and abrasion resistance
  • Specially formulated
  • Excellent bond and adhesion
  • Smooth application
  • Sands easily
  • Designed specifically for professional use

Rapid Deco® Level 5 Joint Compound can contribute to the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Credit Qualification in several credit categories to assist in obtaining LEED certification.

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