Ok, well I lied. I said I was going to finish it up in this part, but
will be at least 1 more part to follow.
This part of the job I was afraid to do myself. If you're good at doing
sheetrock mud, or are feeling adventurous, go right ahead. I knew I'd
it up, so I called my buddy Wade who is a sheetrock pro, and he did it
me for 200 bux.
It took about 50 pounds of sheetrock mud, and three trips for him to get
done, but after he was, the bottom half of the wall (that's the part he
redid) looked 500 times better than the top!!
I don't know alot about sheetrock mudding, so this post is mainly
All I can tell you is that he spread it on, sanded, spread it on,
spread it on, sanded, spread it on, sanded, etc...
After it was all dry, my wife did the painting (as seen in the last
pics.) The pictures don't do it justice, but here is how she did it, in
Pick a base (or bottom) color--this color won't show to much. I picked
gray. Then a top color (I picked white)After the gray dried completely
let it dry for at least 2 hours) mix the top coat with 1:1 parts glaze.
the wall once or twice then take saran wrap and "pull" that paint off.
this in all directions so you don't have the same pattern. Change saran
sheets as they fill with paint. If working by yourself pull lots of
sheets out so you won't have to stop in the middle of your work and get
paint all over the unused saran wrap. It gives the room a marble look.
You will have paint covered hands if you don't wear gloves!! I used
paint so it was easy to wash off.
It turned out really nice.
More to come in part 3.
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