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Old 06-08-2004, 10:58 PM
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Final stages of sheetrocking are as bad as body work

Jeez.

I finally get all the mud on, feathered and sanded and feeling good. I know the rule in body work that if you can feel something, you'll see it in the paint. Damn sheetrock is just as bad but different.

I got the first primer coat on, had a couple minor spots I could barely feel. Under the primer most of these spots disappeared and I could no longer feel them or see them. But, by golly, did a bunch of isty bitsy pocks stand out once the primer was dry. Several spots had apparently had some small air bubbles, which I sanded through. The result was a few areas that had little divits in the dry compound that I could not feel, even though I could see them. This afternoon was spent laying in a small amount of mud to fill these divits.

Seems like everything I take on is an art form of its own.
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Old 06-08-2004, 11:13 PM
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Well Mike that huge house across the street from me that you saw was built with sheetrocker money, so if you get real good at it......
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Old 06-09-2004, 11:33 AM
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I occasionally eyeball the walls in my house from the corners to gauge "trueness", and all I can say, is not ALL sheetrock hangers are as particular as you are...

...but wall texturing and faux paint hides practically every flaw that may exist...works for me!
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Old 06-09-2004, 04:23 PM
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Damn Mike, that what TEXTURE is for...to hide that stuff!!
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Old 06-09-2004, 04:57 PM
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To be honest I thought about doing a subtle knockdown texture...but, the rest of the house is lath and plaster. Because of that I opted for the smooth finished look. You never know though, by the time I move on to the next room I might be using some of that popcorn ceiling texture on the walls :p
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Old 06-10-2004, 01:54 AM
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I hate doing any of this kind of work because I suck at it so badly...

I don't mind the labor, but my role should be confined to the "grunt" that hauls all the trash away and ferries supplies back and forth.
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