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Totally Plastered!

This weekend I finished scrubbing the walls in the front bedroom and finally got to start patching nail holes, cracks, and imperfections.  For the small stuff I used this lightweight spackle stuff.

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It was totally fun to work with. It had the consistency of marshmallow fluff!

Patching nail holes was super easy!

Now you see it…

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Now you don’t…. or, WON’T after I paint.

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After I did all the nail holes and imperfections, the room looked like it had a bad case of the chicken pox covered with calamine lotion.

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Since I was having so much fun patching things I decided to take a stab at repairing the larger cracks. Keep in mind I’ve never done this before, so if I look a little petrified in my photos, that’s why. Someone at Menards recommended this self adhesive fiber tape. It seemed pretty easy to work with and I had the set of cracks over the door taped in no time.

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Brandon had some fun playing with the macro setting on my camera.
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And then he had some fun playing with the color enhance setting on my camera.

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Wow, with that color enhance thing, all the little cuts and knicks and raw spots on my hands really look awful!

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I’ve never worked with plaster before, so I took some time mixing it just right. The Country Crock tub Brandon emptied earlier while making his awesome mac and cheese worked great for a plaster tub. It took a little while to get the hang of applying the plaster. And I didn’t know how fast it would start to harden! Holy cow that’s fast!

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More pictures later of the sanding and the biggest challenge, the cracked corners! I hope to get started on those tonight.

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3 Responses to “Totally Plastered!”

  1. January 14th, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    Jennifer says:

    Drywall’s a pain. It will look so much better when it’s all done and painted!

  2. January 15th, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    Andrea says:

    Ok, I’m delurking…or have I posted to you before…whatever, my brain is heat gun fried so I can’t remember. I love your blog and always get a laugh out of you. Keep it up!

  3. October 18th, 2013 at 4:54 am

    Meine Seite says:

    Wow that was odd. I just wrote an extremely long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up.
    Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again.
    Anyhow, just wanted to say excellent blog!

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