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Old 01-17-2012, 11:11 PM   #16
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He also said both kinds of mud were wrong to use for repairs, only for filling nail holes and stuff, so he sent me after what I recently posted. So the way I figure it I worked my butt off for nothing, cause it was the wrong kind of mud to use although as an average homeowner, they don't tell us that, and they put the stuff out on display. Go figure!

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Old 01-17-2012, 11:28 PM   #17
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I will add this, he did not have a problem one with me wanting to use semi-gloss paint, he said the same thing I did, it holds up better and you can wash it down.
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Old 01-17-2012, 11:44 PM   #18
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I use Dap spackling compound for everything and love it. I have had absolutely no problems with it whatsoever. I don't see how using it is "wrong"....
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Old 01-17-2012, 11:48 PM   #19
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I can only say what I have seen with my own 2 eyes and that is it cracks back. It's not heavy enough not too, and I thought I liked it too.
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Old 01-17-2012, 11:51 PM   #20
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Is this Dap DryDex? The stuff that goes on pink and dries white?
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Old 01-17-2012, 11:58 PM   #21
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No! It's the Dap pre-mixed joint compound. It goes on white and dries white.
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Old 01-18-2012, 12:07 AM   #22
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Don't freak out Jay78, your walls may not be in as bad a shape as mine, I raised 3 boys here, teenage years and all, testosterone and all! I really need a good drywall guy!
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Old 01-18-2012, 12:30 AM   #23
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O.K. for tonight I will say, they are coming 9am tomorrow. We shall see, at least I think I am good enough at it now to tell. If they are no good, I am experienced enough to tell quickly, and I know how to tell them to hit the road. If, in the one chance they are the one in ten thousand that cares and not one of the 9,999 others that doesn't give a s---. well I will post all the good tips I learn to help everyone else out.
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Hey, wait a minute here! What happened to all the drywall guys on here? 2 pages of posts and you duck tail and run? Is it because I said semi-gloss? I think -- yes!
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The reason I want semi-gloss is because in my experience it washes down the best and therefore I won't have to do this again for awhile. Everytime I use flat, eggshell or satin, it doesn't wash as well nor last near as long.

Then you are using CHEAP paint from the big box store. ANY quality paint is washable. Semi on the walls is a BIG mistake. Now you have advise from experts on the subject, you have been warned, do with this information what you want.
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your walls may not be in as bad a shape as mine
If you saw the photos of my bedroom currently under construction....well, lets just say that it looks like WWIII broke out in there.

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ANY quality paint is washable.
I'm no paint pro, but I will repeat: My flat Benjamin Moore Regal washes very well.
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Thanks very much. I haven't painted yet and certainly know when I am whooped. I will reconsider on the semi-gloss. Thanks again for the warning.
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My experience has been that about 70% of homeowners DO NOT wash down their walls. Most wait until the next paint job to "clean" their walls.
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omg, I love this guy!!! He is the most amazing drywall guy I have ever seen. He's been here 1 day and already it looks like a different house, He has fixed all the nails, all the bad tape, and started skimming all the walls under the first coat. I would never, ever, in 2 years been able to do what he has done in about 6 hours. Amazing!! This will be the best 1500.00 I have ever spent. Doesn't ride a white horse just an old pick-up truck but he should. I am so thankful I found him. He definitely knows what he is doing. I asked him again about paint and he said when he is done, these walls will be so perfect, I can put any kind of paint I want on them, even semi-gloss if I want cause there will be nothing to hide.
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omg, I love this guy!!! He is the most amazing drywall guy I have ever seen. He's been here 1 day and already it looks like a different house, He has fixed all the nails, all the bad tape, and started skimming all the walls under the first coat. I would never, ever, in 2 years been able to do what he has done in about 6 hours. Amazing!! This will be the best 1500.00 I have ever spent. Doesn't ride a white horse just an old pick-up truck but he should. I am so thankful I found him. He definitely knows what he is doing. I asked him again about paint and he said when he is done, these walls will be so perfect, I can put any kind of paint I want on them, even semi-gloss if I want cause there will be nothing to hide.
Please don't go crazy and kiss him. He might not come back.

It is indeed amazing what good mudders do. Absolutely amazing!

About your choice of paint sheen... Technically, there is nothing wrong with any sheen you choose. Any will work.

Many people, including most professional painters, prefer flat sheen on all walls. Flat hides flaws. I, however, strongly prefer satin. The cheapest paints, in flat, eggshell & satin, are hard to wipe clean. Any of your mid-grade & good quality paints will be fine.

If you want to use semi-gloss that's fine. Your house, your call. But it will look a bit unusual. Also, if/when you go to repaint your walls, you'll want to scuff sand them, then prime before painting. Those steps could be avoided if you didn't use semi-gloss.

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