Nick, here with another GREAT tutorial…!
Ok, so does anyone other than me procrastinate things to the last minute and then feel really rushed to get them done? *insert Beth laughing because it is so true* …I am a crazy planner but oh how I procrastinate.
I got home last night and was planning to edit my video and then write the post for this morning… yeah, that didn’t happen. I have a new respect for the time and energy that goes into a blog post! Three cheers for Beth?
So I find myself here this afternoon… editing and publishing this great tutorial for your viewing pleasure.
Without further adieu!
Let’s recap shall we?
1st coat: rough coat;
six inch knife, filling in all the nooks and cranny’s, covering the tape, blending is not a primary concern here, but lets not get carried away kids.
Quick Sand to knock off any high spots.
2nd Coat: Blending Coat;
10 inch knife, blending the rough coat (optional 3rd coat with 12 inch knife for those stubborn areas). Don’t let small imperfections and drag marks slow you down, we’ll get them later.
Sand, Sand, SAND!!! this will make your house very dirty. And if I was to do this all over, I would try to contain this dust better. Happy Wife, Happy Life. The name of this game is BLENDING Baby. This is where your skills will be perfected. Don’t be afraid to touch, feel, smell; whatever you have to do to get your blend on.
Bonus Tip: to reduce the number of imperfections you have and aide in th blending process, you can skim coat your seams using your 10” or 12” knife with a thinned mud mixture. This is actually really beneficial and doesn’t take long. Requires very little sanding
Detection and blending:
You can use either a light or a sponge or both to detect the most minor imperfections. Using a sponge will aid in blending to previous textured surfaces and minor imperfections. You can use a household sponge or you can buy one “designed” for drywall for a couple dollars at any home improvement store.
Now that your wall looks like a 2 year old drew all over it, use your mudding knife and thinned mud, skim the area’s indicated by the previous step. Sand to finish blending.
Just like that, you have a finished wall ready for prime! Now go out there and show off your mad blending skills, you Master blender you…
Do you have any questions? Any upcoming projects? Projects that did not go so well? Projects you’d like to get done but can’t because like me you thrive on plans but love to procrastinate? Don’t look at ME! I don’t know anything about that!
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