Sheetrock® EasySet™ 20

Sheetrock® EasySet™ 20 is a powdered compound suitable for walls and ceilings. 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 Sheetrock® EasySet™ 20’s quick setting time allows for same-day joint finishing.


  • Quick drying
  • Smooth finish
  • Multi-purpose compound
  • Excellent strength


Recommended Usage

  • Sheetrock® EasySet™ 20 is suitable for use as all three coats in the Knauf 3 coat jointing system.
  • Sheetrock® Premium Premix or SHEETROCK® All Purpose Joint Compound is suitable for the final coating of plasterboard joints, angles and fastener heads when used in conjunction with the Sheetrock® 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 Sheetrock® 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 from 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 coat has dried, scrape or sand 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, lightly sand to a smooth
    finish, taking care not to scuff the surrounding plasterboard.


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

Additions Jointing And Finishing Level 5 Finish

Please note that we are in the process of transitioning our brand from USG Boral to Knauf. With this, we are progressively changing and updating our product packaging, marketing literature and samples, technical documents, certification, website, promotional tools, etc to align with this new branding of our products and systems.

Please refer to our sales colleagues if you need any clarification.