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Old 06-09-2013, 07:06 PM   #1
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First time drywalling/taping/mudding. Have my second coat on everywhere but a few spots I still need to touch up.

Everything look ok so far?

Anything I need to fix?

Am I good with sanding and then putting on a skim coat or should I do one more coat?

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Old 06-09-2013, 08:34 PM   #2
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looks good from a distance.
i never sand until im done.
just do one more coat.
you put alot of mud on the screws and the inside corners,they look really wide giving yourself alot of extra sanding but it should turn out fine.
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After priming, you will find more to do, but it looks good now.

and you will prim, right? with a drywall primer???
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Absolutely going to prime with a drywall primer. Think I'm going with Sherwin Williams for primer and paint
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Looks like need more nails to me.
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The ideal way to hang, if you could have handled it, would have been to put up 12' drywalls horizontally, instead of 8' drywall vertically.

Overall the joints look good. There appear to be too few fasteners installed. I can't get an idea of the ceiling, but you only have 5 fasteners along an 8' piece of drywall. You should have 9 (every 12"), most importantly on the ceiling to avoid sagging.
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The best way to tell if you need another coat is to hold a straight edge, such as your 12" knife, across the joint. If you see light under it you need another coat. If no light then its filled and another coat will make a hump. Sand any ridges off and maybe sand down the edges where the mud meet the drywall if the new mud has a ridge. Do not worry about and low places or scratches your finish coat will fill them. And I should add if you put your knife across the joint and it rocks side to side then you have over filled and need to sand some off.

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If you require inspection, you have already gone too far for our area. Around here, the inspectors have to be able to see, and sometimes measure, each and every screw. It's for sure you only have about one half of the necessary screws....... especially in the lids. (ceilings)
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Just curious of anything stands out. With the ceiling and saying not enough screws, does it make a difference/help that we glued as well? Used lots of glue!

I'll throw one more coat on, skim coat, and sand and will hopefully be ready for priming soon!

One quick question on skim coat. Do I only do inflated areas or do I go over what I already mudded as well?
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Yeah, the glue will help. But, here at least, you would still have to meet the screw requirements.

Could I ask why you're skim coating it?
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Absolutely going to prime with a drywall primer. Think I'm going with Sherwin Williams for primer and paint
The best dry wall primer is made by USG and it is called sheetrock tuff hide primer and surfacer it really makes a smooth wall. http://www.usg.com/sheetrock-tuff-hi...l#tab-features
You have to spray it on. But man it comes out good.

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I've seen the tough hide mentioned before. Would I have to get a paint sprayer for that? Where would it be available? If I have no experience spraying should I even attempt it?
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Just curious of anything stands out. With the ceiling and saying not enough screws, does it make a difference/help that we glued as well? Used lots of glue!

I'll throw one more coat on, skim coat, and sand and will hopefully be ready for priming soon!

One quick question on skim coat. Do I only do inflated areas or do I go over what I already mudded as well?
Two ways to do a skim coat, 1 is to roll on the mud that is thinned to a pancake batter consistency or use the USG sheet rock tuff hide primer surfacer to be your skim coat. Both work well you need to have some one come behind you with 12 inch knife and skim off the mud you rolled. Or just spray on the tuff hide in a cross hatch patern and it comes out nice.

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Yeah, if you have no experience with a spray rig, maybe sticking with a roller is best. A whole lot cheaper.
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I've seen the tough hide mentioned before. Would I have to get a paint sprayer for that? Where would it be available? If I have no experience spraying should I even attempt it?
your local rental shop would have one and you can practice on a scrap sheet of dry wall to get it right. Then just go for it. If you feel you can do it.
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