How to Apply Putty With a Putty Knife

What You'll Need
Putty knife

A putty knife is a very efficient tool that enables you to apply putty to various types of surfaces and holes. If you want to make sure you're using your putty knife correctly, read on to learn everything you'll need to know.

Step 1 - Apply Putty to Your Knife

Before you can start applying putty to your desired surface, you must make sure to properly apply it to your putty knife. When performing this step, take care to spread the putty evenly across the blade of your putty knife. Make a point of not putting too much putty on the blade.

Step 2 - Apply Putty to Your Surface

When applying putty to a hole or surface, make sure to spread it in a smooth, even fashion. If you encounter any ridged or uneven areas of putty, gently smooth them out with the blade of your knife.

Also, try not to apply too much putty at once. If necessary, you can always apply additional coats of putty, so make sure not to rush through the application process.