Joint Compound

How To : Mix drywall joint compound

Watch this quick video showing how to mix joint compound. In a large bucket, mix a fresh bag of joint compound with water, using an electric mixer. You can mix your joint compound to be thicker, or thinner, depending on the spackling project.

How To : Mix your drywall joint compound

Ask the Builder host Tim Carter demonstrates how to mix drywall joint compound. From getting the right consistency to time saving mixing techniques, discover some secrets about how to prepare joint compound for your home projects.

How To : Coat ceiling joints with joint compound

This instructional video demonstrates how to coat ceilings with joint compound, without dripping mud on your face. Spackling is a delicate art, but anyone can create a perfectly smooth surface with a metal putty knife and a fresh bucket of joint compound. Spackling ceilings is ...more

How To : Coat nails with joint compound

Here's how to spot nails and screws with joint compound. This instructional video will show you how to coat nails and screw holes in drywall with a thin layer of spackle. Use a metal putty knife and fresh joint compound to get a smooth surface of spackle and avoid heavy sanding.

How To : Coat drywall around boxes with joint compound

Watch this instructional video on how to coat detail work around boxes and pipes with joint compound. Spackling drywall is a delicate art, but anyone can create a perfectly smooth surface with a metal putty knife and a fresh bucket of spackle. Learn how to lay dow thin coats o ...more

How To : Coat a cornerbead with joint compound

This is a video demonstration on how to coat cornerbeads with join compound. Spackling is a delicate art, but anyone can create a perfectly smooth surface with a metal putty knife and a bucket of fresh joint compound. Learn how to spackle a corner in thin coats to avoid heavy ...more

How To : Mix Drywall Joint Compound. SECRET REVEALED!

How to mix joint compound: Uncle Knackers demonstrates the perfect way to mix plaster / cornice cement / joint compound for plasterboard / drywall without making a great big mess and along the way creating a beautiful creamy mix. Speaking of creamy, he also shares with us one ...more

How To : Patch drywall with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to patch drywall. Steps: 1. For tiny holes and popped nails, use 4-inch drywall knife to apply two or three thin coats of joint compound. 2. Allow each application of compound to dry, and then sand, between coats. 3. Repair sm ...more

How To : Putty coat drywall

Here's a way to make your drywall project perfect. Mix up some thin joint compound, using more water than normally required for spackling holes in the wall. You can roll the putty onto the wall with a think rolling brush. After the joint compound dries, it only requires a ligh ...more

How To : Coat butt joints with joint compund

Watch this instructional video on how to coat butt joints with joint compound. Spackling is a delicate art, but anyone can create a perfectly smooth surface with a metal putty knife and a fresh bucket of spackle. Rock the putty knife back and forth to coat a butt joint with jo ...more

How To : Repair a plaster ceiling with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to repair a plaster ceiling. Steps: 1. Screw plaster washers to ceiling along and around cracked area; be sure to drive screws into wood lath above. 2. Use trowel to spread joint compound onto ceiling, covering the repaired ar ...more

How To : Tape and finish drywall

How to tape and finish drywall To tape joints you can use either mesh or paper tape. To apply the tape you start by filling the joint with all purpose joint compound. Apply a layer of the compound using a 6 inch knife. Put the tape on the wall and press it into place using you ...more

How To : Tape drywall

Taping drywall is almost an art form. It takes practice and a lot of patience. A good taper can hide any mistakes that were made in hanging the drywall. To finish drywall, you must tack into place corner bead to all corners. Then, apply joint compound to all seams, nail and sc ...more

How To : Patch drywall on your own

Chuck Miller gives us a great tip for patching a small hole in drywall, such as a hole from an outlet box. Cut a small piece of scrap drywall about an inch longer than the hole in each direction. Score the back of this piece to reflect the shape of the hole, and peel away the ...more

How To : Paint a room properly

This instructional painting video demonstrates how to prep and paint a room. First, go through the room and spackle any holes or dents in the wall. Sand it down after the joint compound dries. Paint the ceilings first. Follow these step by step instructions to paint a room; tr ...more

How To : Run an ice maker supply line to a refrigerator

In this video, Karen Schmidt demonstrates how to hook up a water supply to a refrigerator where none exists. For this tutorial you will need the following tools and supplies: an ice maker supply line, a tube cutter, a snap-in fitting, a half-inch by quarter-inch compression va ...more

How To : Replace a faucet easily

Whether it's broken or just plain ugly, your old faucet can be replaced with a shiny new one in a flash. Learn how to replace a faucet without calling the handyman or the plumber. You Will Need * Tape measure * A new faucet * Safety glasses * A bucket * A crescent or basin w ...more

How To : Tape and finish textured drywall

Tim Gibson teaches us how to tape and finish textured drywall in this tutorial. To begin, use a scraper to scrape off any texture around the join. This will leave 4-5 inches to replace the joint. If it doesn't come off easy, use a sponge to wet the area on both sides before yo ...more

How To : Fix a Hole in a Wall. The Proper Way!

How to patch a hole in drywall / plasterboard / Sheetrock. Everyone at some stage in their life will need to patch a hole in drywall / plasterboard / sheetrock. Instead of doing some dodgy patchwork, watch this video to see how simple the job is. The steps are as follow in poi ...more

How To : Make a paper mache baby elephant

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a paper mache baby elephant. To begin, you will need a pattern, which you can find at Ultimate Paper Mache. There is a grid on the pattern that you can use to expand onto a large piece of particle board. This will give you the entire body ...more

How To : Apply Bellagio faux finish painting techniques

In this series of instructional videos, professional interior designer Frank Messina shares tips and techniques for making an Italian-inspired Bellagio faux finish which have been passed down from generation to generation in his family. Frank walks you through the painting pro ...more

How To : Drywall tape butt joints

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to drywall a tape butt joint. This task is very easy, simple and fast to do. Once the tape is on the butt joint, apply a thin layer of drywall compound and then apply a second coat of compound. Scrape off any excess compound. The main ...more

How To : Tape drywall seams

This video shows the viewer how to use paper tape to cover the joint between panels on a dry wall. The creator of the video does this using a 6-inch dry wall knife and a curved trowel. He first applies standard compound to the joint using the trowel. The compound should be app ...more

How To : Install kitchen tile and apply grout

In this Home & Garden video tutorial you will learn how to install kitchen tile and apply grout. Take measurement of the area that is to be tiled. If you want to make a mosaic with the tiles, cut the tiles as per the design and layout the mosaic on a flat surface. Apply settin ...more

How To : Cope, or cut, molding to fit your room

When installing baseboards, crown molding ("moulding") and chair rails, it's tempting to cut 45-degree miters at the corners and hope for a sure fit. The problem is that most walls aren't square. Joining two 45-cut molding pieces may give you a square joint, but a square joint ...more

How To : Do a one arm dumbbell chest press exercise

The one arm dumbbell chest press is perfect for strengthening the pectoralis (chest) muscles. Most chest exercises involve compound movements, or the use of more than one joint. Invariably, the triceps and anterior deltoid are often involved in chest exercises. Start by resti ...more

News : MSG Is the Ultimate Healthy Flavor Hack

Hear me out. No, really. Before you sharpen your pitchforks and give me anecdotal evidence of your Chinese restaurant syndrome, I think you need to know a few things about monosodium glutamate. First of all, it's a naturally-occurring chemical compound that can be found in any ...more

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