Wednesday, April 2, 2014
No pictures but I thought I would vent about drywall. As I have mentioned before, I hate the stuff, specifically the mudding and sanding of the seams part. I just struggle at it. After several days of mudding, sanding, more mudding, more sanding, touchup mudding, touchup sanding, so forth and so on, I finally thought I had a perfectly smooth surface that would make the most anal retentive person proud. I got out my drywall primer and put a coat on all the non-tiles surfaces and sure enough I found several areas that looked terrible. Nothing like putting paint on a surface to highlight all the imperfections. Fortunately it was just primer so I sanded through it and fixed all the areas before applying more primer. Now I finally have it looking great, at least to me, and I can start putting on the final coats of paint. I think I am going to paint first before tiling so I don't have to worry about protecting all the tile with tape and plastic. After I get it all installed, I will just touch up any edges near the tile that I'm sure will get stained with splotches of mortar as I do the tiling. I'm really looking forward to the tiling part but I know it will be punctuated with periods of frustration as I try to get all the tiles nice and straight with grout lines lining up. Been there and done that part before.