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The heavy-weight joint compound is used for tape coat, skim coat and 2nd coat on inside angles because of its strength and superior adhesion. The light-weight compound is used for 2nd coat and final coat on joints and corner beads. Why he used fast set filler on tape coat and not for 2nd coat so he could put a finish on the same day makes no sense to me but ...


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I would not use a bolt for this, although you can. There are various ways to do this. The simplest just requires a rod and two push caps. Drill a hole through the wood and sand it with a fine circular file to fit a rod. Cut the rod to size using (for example) a cutoff disk. Get two push caps and use them to secure the rod/axle. Push caps look like this and ...


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Mistake #1. Never use mesh tape with pre mixed joint compound. Mesh tape is for setting type (powder mix) compound. Also never use paper tape with setting type compound. Mistake #2. Bubble problem. Always make sure that you have a BLEED OUT when you set the paper tape. Bleed out = when you're pushing the tape into the compound make sure you see excess ...



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