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Old 03-07-2013, 10:56 PM   #16
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That is the trouble with drywall work----it is a learned skill---until you have a lot of experience--and a certain natural talent--your work will look like a beginners----

Welding is similar-----lots of practice before you are consistently good---
My second wall is much better than my first. Maybe if I did 10 or 20 more... But this is likely to be my only drywall ever.

Years and years ago I had a job that involved welding lacquer racks. I was really proud of my first one, until my superior took a hammer and broke it apart. It took a couple more hours until I made them that survived the hammer. So yeah, I agree it is similar.

I used the Larfarge for the 2nd coat and am glad I did. It spreads so much easier. Haven't done the third coat or sanded yet, but if it sands better that is gravy.
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It sands nicely------
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:48 PM   #20
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I was looking at a friends remodel and his drywall finish was perfect. I asked him his secret and he said he rents this big sander thing and goes over the whole wall.
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That sander is a very nice tool-----rental is cost prohibitive on small jobs---but the dust collection might make it worth the cost----
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How about using a random orbital sander? I know it is overkill for drywall, but I can attach a vacuum to it.

I also know the drywall dust will be hard on it, but it is old and needs to be replaced soon anyhow.
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No do not use a random orbit sander, even with a vac hooked too it it can not control the dust. Just a regular vac is not good for drywall because the dust is so fine it constantly plugs the filter. Since its a small job why not just sand it with 180 grit sanding screen, then clean up the dust. Or if dust is that big a problem the big box stores sell a drywall finishing sponge that is rough on one side. It's made to wet sand then there won't be any dust.
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when you sand rapid coat you barely even have to sand. you only need to sand with the weight of the sponge do not push on it. i would set up a containment with plastic. if your that worried about dust rent an air scrubber to take the floating dust out of the air. i would not use an orbital sander. just try sanding it first and see how it goes.
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Sanding was much easier than I expected. The dust fell straight down; not a problem at all.

Sanding revealed two problems that will take another two coats to fix; but otherwise it looks okay. Well, not good, but its a basement.
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Thanks for the update.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:26 AM   #27
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So everybody's general consensus is green first coat, blue lid next 2?
What about this new brown lid stuff?
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:25 PM   #28
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I don't know were you live. So I have posted a link or two of what I like to use.
http://www.usg.com/beadex-taping-joi...l#tab-features Just for taping and then I like to use this for everything else.
http://www.usg.com/beadex-lite-toppi...ady-mixed.html
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:33 PM   #29
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Must be west coast thing never saw it around here.
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I haven't done near as much drywall as most guys on here, but I will say that taping and mudding is not a skill.

It's an art!

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