Originally Posted by helpless handyman
Hi everyone, I need to know whats the amount of water one puts into a 5 gallon bucket of compound? I know it has to be like a pancake batter, but just don't want to over do it. I have the mixer that goes on the drill to mix it.
Unfortunately, you don't state what you are planning on using the compound mix for.
By your question, it sounds like you plan on using this for an orange peel spray?
Start by removing some of the compound from the bucket. About 1 to 1 1/2 cups worth and set it aside in a sealed container for other use.
You need that room in the bucket to add the water, otherwise, when you start mixing, it will swirl right out the top.
Get about a 1 cup's worth of water and start mixing. Add more water at about 1/4 to 1/2 cup at a time to get it to the consistency that you want. If you found that you added a little too much. Dump the compound that you removed back into the bucket.
Tip: When you start mixing, you need to place the bucket between your legs and hold it tightly and firmly (locking it in place) using the insides of your calves. Otherwise the bucket will spin with the drill.