50 responses on “How to third coat a drywall butt joint with a hawk and trowel

  1. KingAndie

    it’s a nice job…though, I only do 2 coats on my buttjoints…and believe
    it or not, I use a pan and knife. They too come out flat as glass, my
    method for applying, feathering and whiping is rather different as well,
    even when I do use a trowel. I almost always use a 10 inch knife then 12
    inch knife. Kind of expensive knives I must say, though well worth the
    investment. It’s like silk when sanded.

  2. Thomas Dwyer

    What kind of trowel do you prefer for butt joints-right now I’m using a
    curved but thinking of getting a marshalltown gs 12″x5″ is that a good
    choice or should I go bigger

  3. hossblur1

    This is how mudwork should be done! If you are using a knife to coat flats
    and butts, your an amateur. If you think scraping is good enough, your
    wrong. There is a world of difference and TALENT between putting mud on a
    wall and being a master craftsman. There are few craftsmen left, most are
    just hacks that charge so little people let them get away with crap work,
    or they cover HORRIBLE work with some kind of texture. Real masters of the
    trade can use a trowel, and consider level 4 work bad form. This guy can
    put mud on the wall, THE RIGHT WAY. Quit being hacks, you will get paid
    more!

  4. git mccrudden

    hi all iam in ireland and never sand between coats it,s just messy people
    with no skill have to do that

  5. Mud Slingr

    Nothing wrong with scraping all though sanding will eliminate any
    unnecessary high spots easier and generally make a smoother surface for the
    next coat. And if you have coated everything nicely then rough sanding is
    very quick and easy. All a personal preference I guess but most guys in
    this hemisphere would probably sand over scraping. Not to say they never do
    !

  6. MrSckolar

    What’s your problem? Sanding in between coats ensures that no chunks will
    be underneath the third coat! Now true, it is not REQUIRED, but it is not a
    bad thing either!

  7. Brad Beasley

    I wish it paid enough to take that much time on joints. Ga pays 13 cent a
    ft (residential). Two coats and sand is all they’re gettin from me, ya
    cheap bastards!!

  8. RickScherfDrywall

    Yeah we’re not supposed to rough sand in between coats… unless we want
    things dead flat and looking their best! Rough sanding levels things in
    addition to getting any dried up globs outta the way, plus it’s on a 4 foot
    pole and faster. Scrape or sand they both work fine.

  9. Michael Durkin

    Says the guy from Australia, with no vids of his own uploaded. It is my
    experience, that no matter with method of application you choose, there is
    always… ALWAYS a tool mark left in the mud. Unless you pull it so tight
    that there is nothing left to leave a mark in. But I’m only a professional,
    and have no clue what I’m talking about. Sanding or scraping between coats
    removes said tool marks and other trash, making the next coat easier and
    cleaner to apply.

  10. 2buckcanuck

    Not surpassed to what, do you mean suppose???????? Guess your the result of
    a persons father who mates with sheep… you sheeptard jayden barker up the
    wrong sheep butt

  11. Mudmancontracting

    I never used to sand between coats either….then I learned how to do it
    the right way…almost 100000 views! Good on you mudslingr….out of that
    many views you’re bound to get one retard!

  12. roundossan

    Not only is it good to sand in between coats but it’s also common sense,
    something which you seem to lack, retard

  13. organpipes

    hey bob, thanks for the post. I just got a couple wall mounts for my
    guitars and they came with these same anchors and I am completely horrible
    with this sort of stuff, so this vid is exactly what I need. Wish me luck.
    Is a drill completely necessary?

  14. Adamlboyer

    A thermostate is something not to mess with, well i live in a college house
    and people keep turning the cold air on. Roommates who live in basement
    areas receive 90% of the cold air. at this time its fall, its cold out and
    some roommate decided to rip this lockbox off, that secures the access of
    the thermostat., leaving 8 holes in the drywall. it was apparently screwed
    in only 1/4 of an inch deep and came off without any force. thanks for the
    video on how to install anchor screws properly.

  15. wayupnorth80

    stiil use the same anchors just pre drill a hole first be sure not to drill
    hole to big. when anchore screws into the wood lat it wont come out unless
    the lat comes with it

  16. wyoliks

    Thanks a lot for the video….I was looking for some sturdy anchors for my
    guitar hanger and this helped a lot….

  17. HomeRemodelWorkshop

    No not totally necessary,but it sure comes in handy.Just be carefull not to
    over tighten anchors as they can thread-out the guts of the drywall.+++Bob

  18. drabb75

    This video was easy to follow and very helpful. I have had a bathroom
    toilet paper holder fixture drooping out of the wall for months. Thanks to
    you bob, I went to my local hardware store and purchased the E-Z anchor and
    voila! All is well. I now subscribe to your channel because of the ease
    with which you explain things. I am a woman with zero experience with DIY
    stuff. your channel has given me hope. Thanks so much!

  19. TromboneAl

    Thanks, those are my favorites as well. I prefer to tap them in, and they
    tighten them with a screw driver rather than a drill. I’m pretty sure it’s
    “gypsum” and not “gimpsum.” 😉

  20. NHsk8r74

    OMG I love these anchors too! I buy ’em in the 100 packs. I’ve found though
    that the self drilling tip isn’t all that. For critical application I
    pre-drill ’em first with an appropriate sized drill bit. Haven’t had one
    fail yet 🙂