In all his glory…

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Yes. We sanded drywall today.

And then we mudded the walls again.

This afternoon we went up the wash and had fun – it turns out my guest is a bit of a rockhound, and this place can make a rockhound happy if he has the right guide.

Tomorrow we sand drywall.

There will not, if I have anything to say about it, be a third coat.

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9 Responses to In all his glory…

  1. MJR says:

    You probably hate wearing the mask but your lungs will thank you for it. Good luck with the sanding. Been there, done that so you have my sympathies. Just think how nice it will look when you’re done.

  2. Doug Meske says:

    Your mask reminds me of a story related by a 3M engineer I once knew. A fellow engineer had a recommendation for a new product. He wanted to paint it pretty for the presentation, but didn’t want to spend a lot of time doing the painting. He knew of a failed project and decided to use the remnants of it for his project. Failed project was for a disposable bra for women. Project failed because paper could not be found that would not irritate sensitive shin. One of the bra cups, a rubber band and 2 staples made a dandy paint mask to finish his project. The project was a fail, also, but the paint/dust mask is in every hardware store in the country. Now paint or dust shouldn’t be such a chore.

  3. Mark Matis says:

    If only you had gone with textured paint:
    http://www.homedepot.com/c/how_to_texture_paint_HT_BG_PA

    you might have been able to avoid the whole “sanding” thing…

  4. riverrider says:

    don’t sand. use a damp sponge, a big one. it will smooth out mud better than sanding and leave no dust at all. just be careful to keep moving or it will soak the paper.

  5. Judy says:

    From personal experience even with textured paint you can not completely avoid the sanding/prepping-the-wall step because when the textured paint dries the ‘errors’ do show through. The damp sponge technique that RiverRider suggests is very helpful for most of the sanding/prepping-the-wall process. jmtcw

  6. Robert says:

    Did mudding ‘n sanding once. I’ll look at bare studs before I do that again.
    Alternatively, go for the industrial/lazy-homebuilder look and leave gaps ‘twixt drywall sheets. Tell ’em it’s a grunge desert chic theme.

  7. John says:

    I’m thinking glossy pictures of a secret lair show up in architectural digest.

  8. Mark Matis says:

    But did you just go with sand, Judy? Or did you do the “knockdown texture”? They did my ceiling with that over plaster, and it’s difficult to imagine how that would not be sufficient to cover everything after the first unsanded coat of drywall mud…

  9. Judy says:

    Mark – we added ‘mud’ to our paint and them used a funky looking paint roller with loops (I think) one time. The best textured wall we did, was where you lay on an eighth to a quarter-inch layer of mud and then put a design (we used a swirl that time) in the wet mud. Used a really rough napped roller a couple of times. We’ve sponged, ragged, and the flipping fine splatters of different colors of paint on walls (which gives a pretty cool pattern and illusion of colors) to walls.

To the stake with the heretic!