Sanding Drywall - Painting - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Painting

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-23-2013, 12:39 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 127
Rewards Points: 83
Default

Sanding Drywall


I just finished removing the popcorn from my ceiling and I'm so glad I did. I'm a long way off from the finished product but it looks so much better already. It only took an hour I did have one small knick. Thank goodness the builder did quality work with the ceiling it looks amazing underneath. How long do I have to let the drywall dry until I can sand?

Advertisement

ttwin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2013, 12:43 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: North Carolina, USA
Posts: 3,174
Rewards Points: 2,548
Default

Sanding Drywall


Um, you know you shouldn't be sanding the actual drywall right? If you've removed the popcorn, you should see white/gray drywall paper. You don't want to be sanding that.

Are you going to be putting another coat of joint compound on it?

Advertisement

jeffnc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2013, 12:47 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 127
Rewards Points: 83
Default

Sanding Drywall


Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffnc
Um, you know you shouldn't be sanding the actual drywall right? If you've removed the popcorn, you should see white/gray drywall paper. You don't want to be sanding that.

Are you going to be putting another coat of joint compound on it?
No no that's what I meant, the drywall paper. No I'm going to fix the knick, sand with a fine sandpaper just to get the dust off and then prime and paint.
ttwin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2013, 01:00 PM   #4
Rubbin walls since'79
 
Brushjockey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Mn
Posts: 2,518
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Sanding Drywall


Your plan is fine- I would give it a quick sand myself. I think jeff was referring to a hard sand that would cut into the paper.

As far as dry- hard to answer- depends how wet you got it. If it feels dry, it probably is. if the mud gums up your sander- it's not.
Put a fan on it to speed it up if you want.
__________________
"It's better to come here with questions before you screw up than to come here after and ask how to fix them."- JS
Brushjockey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2013, 01:05 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: North Carolina, USA
Posts: 3,174
Rewards Points: 2,548
Default

Sanding Drywall


Quote:
Originally Posted by ttwin View Post
No I'm going to fix the knick, sand with a fine sandpaper just to get the dust off and then prime and paint.
Sure, after you patch, you can sand that. Sanding the drywall paper around the edges as a coincidence is fine, just don't go sanding your entire ceiling where just the paper is, that's all. No need and can't help, if done too much it can only make your final paint job look rougher.
jeffnc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2013, 01:11 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 127
Rewards Points: 83
Default

Sanding Drywall


Thanks for the advice guys.

Advertisement

ttwin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
First-timer drywall install-LONG- Axhammer Drywall & Plaster 8 04-17-2011 10:02 AM
Sanding drywall using a power sander? gone_fishing Remodeling 3 03-14-2009 08:20 PM
Good ways to run pegboard up to drywall? upthemaiden Drywall & Plaster 1 03-09-2009 02:12 PM
Furnace Issue After Sanding Drywall libero99 Drywall & Plaster 8 01-10-2009 10:08 PM
Sanding a drywall ceiling? kcrossley2 Drywall & Plaster 7 01-01-2009 10:44 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts