EasySet™ 20 is a powdered compound suitable for walls and ceiling. It is best used for taping, bedding and as a finishing coat for fibrous plaster’s and gypsum board’s joint. Its smooth texture makes it easy to apply and sand while the EasySet™ 20’s quick setting time allows for same-day joint finishing.


  • Quick Drying
  • Smooth Finish
  • Multi-Purpose Compound
  • Excellent Strength


Recommended Usage

  • USG Boral EasySet™ 20 is suitable for use as all three coats in the USG Boral three
    coat jointing system.
  • USG Boral Premium Premix or SHEETROCK® All Purpose Joint Compound are suitable
    for the final coating of plasterboard joints, angels and fastener heads when used in
    conjunction with the USG Boral EasySet™ 20 for first and second coats.


Additional Information

Mixing Process

  • Always use clean cold water, clean containers and tools.
  • Using dirty containers/water/tools may affect setting time and set strength.
  • For best results, slowly add powder to water and allow powder to soak 1-3 minutes before mixing.
  • Mix only enough compound for 20 minutes working time.
  • Mix by hand or with a power mixer (max. of 400rpm) – mixing at higher speeds will draw air into the mix and may affect working time. Mix until a smooth workable paste has been achieved.
  • Once setting has commenced, the material cannot be remixed and should not be used further. The inclusion of other materials (e.g retarders, fillers, etc.) in the mix will impair the performance of this product, i.e reduced strength, poor adhesion and will void the product warranty.

Directions - Jointing and Finishing

First Coat (150mm wide)

  • Using a broad knife, evenly fill the joint recess formed by the edges of the plasterboard with EasySet™ 20.
  • Centre paper tape along the joint and press into the compound using the broad knife.
  • Draw the broad knife at a 45 degree angle along the joint with enough pressure to remove excess compound and any air bubbles caught beneath the tape. Leave enough compound under the tape to provide a strong bond.
  • Apply a thin layer of compound over the tape to prevent the tape edge curling and cracking. Feather the compound from the edges outwards. Cover all fasteners heads with spots of  compound.


Second Coat (200mm wide)

  • When dry, apply a second coat using a plasterer’s trowel, approximately 50mm wider than the first coat. Spot fastener heads again. Allow to dry.
  • When the second coats has dried, scrape or sand back any excess compound for a smooth and level surface.


Third Coat (250mm wide)

  • Apply a finishing coat of compound with trowel, approximately 50mm wider than
    the previous coat.
  • When dry, using 150 to 180 grit sandpaper in a hand sander, sand lightly to a smooth
    finish, taking care not to scuff the surrounding plasterboard.


NOTE: All surfaces including applied joint compound require light sanding before painting.

Technical Data and Notes

USG Boral Easy Set™ 20  

Additions Jointing And Finishing Level 5 Finish
Submittal Sheet
Green Label Cert

Information provided are for reference purpose only and due care has been taken to ensure accuracy at time of publication. Products, specifications and requirements may vary according to geographical locations and applications. As each project is unique, please contact your local USG Boral representative for further assessment.