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  • #641371
    Doobie
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    Did you do the ceilings also?

    #641372
    hojo04
    Pro
    Burton, Michigan

    Thanks. I hope I will do a good job. Did a lot of filling on the hallway halls tonight.

    #641409
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    Did a lot of filling on the hallway halls tonight.

    All that time filling and sanding will be reflected in the walls when you are all done.

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    #641417
    hojo04
    Pro
    Burton, Michigan

    Here s a couple pic of the hallway way that I did last night. I have to sand yet. Maybe tonight I can get that done.

    #641440
    Doobie
    Moderator

    Thanks. I hope I will do a good job. Did a lot of filling on the hallway halls tonight.

    Remember, use your hand and a raking light to see what needs to be corrected before priming/painting. It’s hard to see imperfections with your eyes straight on. Things that will show up like a sore thump later can make all your effort look like a crappy eyesore job.

    #641453
    hojo04
    Pro
    Burton, Michigan

    Thanks. I hope I will do a good job. Did a lot of filling on the hallway halls tonight.

    Remember, use your hand and a raking light to see what needs to be corrected before priming/painting. It’s hard to see imperfections with your eyes straight on. Things that will show up like a sore thump later can make all your effort look like a crappy eyesore job.

    Thanks for the tip Doobie. I did do that last night and I will be getting my floor halogen work light out. Slow process but I got it started. I haven’t started on the ceiling yet. I figured once I got the walls ready to primer I would paint the ceiling first then walls.

    #641455
    Doobie
    Moderator

    Unless in a kitchen or bathroom, ceilings imo should be painted matt and not gloss.

    You need a handheld light to rake properly/efficiently.

    #641456
    hojo04
    Pro
    Burton, Michigan

    Yea it’s a matte paint. I had some left over from when I did the living room and bedrooms.

    #641579
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    Looking pretty good so far.

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    #641595
    RonW
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    Holladay, Tn

    You need a handheld light to rake properly/efficiently.

    A light will help show the bad spots.

    Ron

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    #641612
    hojo04
    Pro
    Burton, Michigan

    You need a handheld light to rake properly/efficiently.

    A light will help show the bad spots.

    Yea I used my light last night and seen a lot more to fill. Called my Dad this morning to see if he can give me a hand to sand down the walls and I can look for spots to fill and sand again. I’d like to be ready for primer by tomorrow night or first thing Saturday morning. we will see how that goes.

    I filled a few spots last night where wallpaper was at and felt a few sticky spots so looks like I will have to wash down the walls again with the TSP. I wonder if I didn’t may it strong enough and it didn’t take it all off.

    #641635
    Doobie
    Moderator

    It’s really all about the prep. Don’t matter how good of paint you got, without a good canvas to paint on, it’ll look like a hack job. Take your time and do it right the first time.

    #641653
    hojo04
    Pro
    Burton, Michigan

    There’s more I see with the hallways walls now then I have before since I moved in mid October last year. It probably wont be perfect, but better than it is now with the time I have and pretty much myself doing most of the work.

    #641664

    There’s more I see with the hallways walls now then I have before since I moved in mid October last year. It probably wont be perfect, but better than it is now with the time I have and pretty much myself doing most of the work.

    Hey, if you’re happy with it, that’s all that really matters. ,
    No place is perfect.
    Keep up the good work, and progress.

    #641666
    hojo04
    Pro
    Burton, Michigan

    There’s more I see with the hallways walls now then I have before since I moved in mid October last year. It probably wont be perfect, but better than it is now with the time I have and pretty much myself doing most of the work.

    Hey, if you’re happy with it, that’s all that really matters. ,
    No place is perfect.
    Keep up the good work, and progress.

    That’s true. You have a good point their. Depending what I get done tonight I might post a couple progress pics.

    #641737
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    If you are using flat paint on the walls a lot of those small imperfections will be hard to see.

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    Fayetteville, NC
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    #641747
    RonW
    Moderator
    Holladay, Tn

    If you are using flat paint on the walls a lot of those small imperfections will be hard to see.

    This is true. Just makes cleaning the walls hard. Flat paint just doesn’t do very well when trying to remove dirt.

    Ron

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    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #641758
    Sprokitz
    Pro
    Eastern shore of, Pa

    There’s more I see with the hallways walls now

    What size blade are you using ? I normally don’t use anything smaller than a 6″ unless I’m only doing a spot touch up or two. How much mud are you putting on those nicks and gouges? You keep mentioning sanding.. you may be putting too much on. Generally you put it on in one direction and take it completely off in the opposite leaving just the imperfection with mud in it. Shouldn’t take more than 20 mins to do that entire hall, will dry in no time and won’t need sanding before 2nd going over. Same for 2nd..on and off and will require minimal sanding before primer

    #641768
    hojo04
    Pro
    Burton, Michigan

    There’s more I see with the hallways walls now

    What size blade are you using ? I normally don’t use anything smaller than a 6″ unless I’m only doing a spot touch up or two. How much mud are you putting on those nicks and gouges? You keep mentioning sanding.. you may be putting too much on. Generally you put it on in one direction and take it completely off in the opposite leaving just the imperfection with mud in it. Shouldn’t take more than 20 mins to do that entire hall, will dry in no time and won’t need sanding before 2nd going over. Same for 2nd..on and off and will require minimal sanding before primer

    Not sure what you mean what size blade? I’m sanding the walls to scuff them up with primer and then filling the hols and nicks with Dry Dec (looks pink dries white) and sanding that. Plus I’m sand the door wood frames to scuff the shine on those to primer and paint them too. So far last 2 days it’s been just me. Today my Dad has helped some.

    #641800
    RonW
    Moderator
    Holladay, Tn

    Not sure what you mean what size blade?

    Sprokitz is referring to knife blade size.

    Ron

    A Working Pro since 1994!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

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