Hey all. I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this...please forgive me if I am wrong. I need some help with a project and I know that someone among you will have an answer. I am going to try monster mud very soon and I was just wondering if I could use JUST the joint compound and then paint it with the latex paint or does it have to be mixed together. What's the difference in the way it will work? I don't have anothing to really mix it with and I know to stir it by hand will take forever! Any opinions or answers will be MOST appreciated. Thanks.