USG Sheetrock® Brand Plus 3® Joint Compound, offers all the benefits of conventional-weight compound but results in less shrinkage and is easy to sand. Use USG Sheetrock® Brand Plus 3® Joint Compound for embedding paper joint tape and finishing gypsum panel joints or simple hand-applied texturing. Re: horizontal hairline cracks in new drywall You don't avoid uplift, you let the drywall compensate for it. It's been a long time practice written in the USG manual to screw the ceiling 16" (at least that's the number I use and never had problems) back from the wall to compensate for uplift. Drywall Tools. The right drywall tools can be the difference between a job well done and a mess. You will need more than hammers, nails, and tape. Choose tools made especially for drywall material to make your the labor required quicker and easier. What tools are available?