I use the cheap squeeze applicator that comes with the bag of Harris DE. I don’t follow their directions. I hold it spout down and shake it down to load the slots in the lid. I then turn it over, spout side up, and shake it down to knock loose the excess. I make sure I don’t overfill it only having 1/4 to 1/3 DE in the applicator, so mostly air. So now with it loaded, I squeeze fast and create a nice dust cloud that distributes it evenly without clumping. Below is a link to the video if that is allowed.