DIY Multi-purpose Joint Compound

Get your plastering project underway with Gyprock Multi-purpose Joint Compound – one compound for all stages of the jointing process – just add jointing tape.

Typical Applications

Multi-purpose Joint Compound is typically used as the base coat, second coat and topping coat in a 3 coat plasterboard or fibre cement jointing system. It is ideal for use in internal walls and ceilings or as a topping compound over Wet Area Base Coat in areas subject to moisture or high humidity.

Used in conjunction with jointing tape to complete the plasterboard joint, it can also be used for repairs and maintenance.

Category: Jointing Compounds, DIY Products
Store availability: Cabramatta, Katoomba
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Multi-Purpose Joint Compound is a pre-mixed, low VOC, all-in-one solution which can be used for all coats in a three coat plasterboard jointing system as well as plasterboard repairs.

It’s 24 hour drying time between coats makes it ideal for home DIY jobs.

Need to complete the job quickly?

A faster setting joint can be achieved using a combination of Gyprock base coat and a topping compound such as DIY Final Finish Topping Compound or one of the Professional range of toppings.

Product Options

Gyprock DIY Multi-purpose Joint Compound is available in 3kg and 6kg pails with a shelf life of 1 year from date of manufacture.

For product availability and to place an order, contact your nearest supplier.

Physical & Chemical Properties

Specific gravity (H20=1) 1.6 – 2.0
VOC content (as specified by GBCA) <10 grams per Litre as VOC content per material

Product Manufacture

Gyprock DIY Multi-purpose Joint Compound is manufactured by CSR Gyprock in Australia to stringent product specifications.

Product Handling

Transportation and manual handling: Refer to the Gypsum Board Manufacturers of Australia (GBMA) website for recommended OH&S practices.

Storage: Store buckets of compound in a dry environment out of direct sunlight. Remove lid and stir prior to use. Unused product should be stored by resealing the original bucket. Remix prior to use. Discard if drying has commenced.

Health and Safety

Safety Data Sheets are important documents in the construction industry and assist in the continuing focus on occupational health and safety on and off sites.

Installing to Standards

AS/NZS2589: Gypsum linings – Application and Finishing outlines the procedures for jointing and finishing of Gyprock plasterboard in conjunction with additional details contained in Gyprock Technical Literature.


Gyprock makes available resources that provide comprehensive selection, design, installation and maintenance guidance.

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