Thursday, August 1, 2019

Welcome August!

Happy August everyone!  How the heck is it August!?  I know I say that with every month but this time I mean it.  Another day, another step in the process.  At this point, we're almost a month into the basement being ripped up.  Yay.

Tuesday night, the Mr was at a dinner and I took it upon myself to do the second coat of mudding on the seams after I sanded.

I used a few different techniques I saw on YouTube.  I used the 6" knife to do a slap a big glob on the seam going sideways, then horizontal, which everyone says is wrong but I saw quite a few people do it.  Then I used the 10" knife to smooth off the excess, feather the edges and keep the hump toward the seam where I was trying to cover the mesh. 

Yesterday, it was time to sand and assess.

My assessment was I needed to sand the edges, ridges and slap some more mud on the mesh parts that are being a-holes.  I patched those places and any dips that needed filled.

It was quite a dusty undertaking.

Needless to say, even after sweeping up most of that dust, I was having a hard time working out.  It was coating my throat and going into my lungs.  If wearing the dust mask without my face melting off during our workout was an option, I would've gone for it.  Shaun T Dig Deep and LIIFT4 Leg Day.  Jerks.

I'm really hoping that I can sand today and see that I only need a final thinned out finishing coat.  So we can paint in the next day or two.  Then we get to move on to a door trim issue and figure out how the heck we're going to rig that so it doesn't look like a hot mess. 

Always something new on the horizon!

Do you have anything on the horizon for the month of August?

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  1. Great job on the mudding and sanding! I am studying for a test and feeling the crunch since it is now "next month" and not 2 months from now like it has been. So August will kind of suck at times for me but hopefully there is a big payoff at the end.

  2. I can't believe its August either! Busy month! We have a bridal shower, a wedding, a boating day, a Bears game, and my sons will be home. Will be fun but exhausting. Have a great day


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