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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.

Continental Rapid Deco® Level 5 Joint Compound is specifically formulated to give optimum results when used with Continental Rapid Deco® Level 5 skim-coated drywall. It is an all-purpose professional-grade joint compound.


  • Specially formulated
  • Premixed and ready to use
  • Excellent bond and adhesion
  • Smooth application
  • Sands easily
  • Superior durability and abrasion resistance
  • Designed specifically for professional use



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).