Now that we are done with the tape it’s time to apply the second coat of joint compound. It’s really easy. Sure it’s time to get really good at it, but just follow my simple instructions and you’ll be a pro in no time.
Applying the second coat of joint compound
Scrape down the leftover knife edges and little spots of the joint compound like in the video. You’ll be using a 6″ knife this time around. Apply the joint compound from one end to the next making sure you get a good amount on. Now with your knife start making it look good. Only doing one side of the corners.
Why not do both sides?
Why because you’re simply not a pro yet. It’s so much easier doing just one side at a time. so now when you go back the next day you won’t have to worry about digging into the opposite side making it so much easier. So that’s why. I mean unless you feel up to it. Sure this way will take longer but it will sure look better.