Be prepared to do even more patching and repairing after you have applied your first coat of paint. There is a high likelihood that you are going to experience sporadic "bubbling" of some of the paper surfaces.
Fear not. This is easily dealt with by cutting each offending bubble out of the paper with two opposing curved slices of a razor knife... sort of in a long, almond shaped divot. Just make sure the ends of the curves cross each other so the inside oval sliver of paper lifts off easily.
Then you fill it back in with mud and sand it once more.
"True eloquence consists in saying all that is necessary, and only that which is."
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld
Last edited by Willie T; 07-19-2010 at 10:38 PM.