Mud Smoother tip from the this old house reader remodel issue 2012
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Mud Smoother

To keep setting-type joint compound from clumping after adding water, I use a cheap handheld electric mixer with beaters that fit perfectly in the mud pan and blend the stuff smooth at low speed. This way, it's easy to mix small amounts, no bucket required.

Jake Stujenske
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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