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Old 03-26-2007, 06:54 PM   #16
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Only three coats!?

Thats a norm but it always takes me a few more since I dont do it full time. Bout the time I get done with a mud project [one coming up soon] I get halfway decent at it again. I agree on the "cutting" of the mud with water to thin it out a little but go sparingly and always mix the water in your mud pan versus in your bucket.

If your using premixed mud in the bucket, always keep it sealed up so it doesnt dry out. A dribble of water in the bucket before resealing it helps keep the top layer from drying. I always try and wipe down the inside of the bucket with a wet sponge to the mud level and set it down on the floor hard a time or two to level out the mud.


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My house had an addition done with probably only 2 coats. When there is alot of light in the room it sticks out like a sore thumb.

On another note, what do you guys use to clean off the walls after sanding and before painting?

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Old 03-30-2007, 02:44 PM   #18
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patch it anytime

while I agree it really requires minium of 3 coats ... I would be surprise that there are no missed places where only 2 coats where done ... I also find it if the whole damn thing is done by one person... that person will hate mudding so much and at the end, decide to skip the last coats just for the sake of showing how hateful he is for mudding...looks like I am talking about myself...

anyhow... I really find out even on places where there should be 3 coats rather than 2, or in inperfect places even after 3 coatings, it is not the end of the world... remud with thin layer can always fix any problem as long as you have the same paint on hand to cover up...

I don't know you need to do anything after sanding before painting... I done absolutely nothing in my case... and don't find problem cause by that...

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Old 03-30-2007, 03:02 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by AllGoNoShow View Post
On another note, what do you guys use to clean off the walls after sanding and before painting?
Hi Nick,

Try a large bucket of water and a very well rinsed damp wall papering type sponge. Wipe away...


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