Monthly Archives: March 2003

Bedroom 2 – The Restoration – Walls (First Skim Coat)

The next step was skim-coating.  Skim-coating fills in all of the small irregularities, nicks, scratches, cracks, etc., leaving a nice smooth surface.  For this process, we just used the pre-mixed drywall compound.  To skim-coat, use a wide drywall knife (the … Continue reading

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Bedroom 2 – The Restoration – Walls (Patching Lower Areas)

Since this lower area of the wall is hidden behind the baseboards, we just used scrap pieces of drywall to patch over the openings that were made to install the new wiring.

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Bedroom 2 – The Restoration – Walls (More Patching)

With the insulation installed, it was now time to plug all of the holes.  We just used the 5 minute drywall compound, adding a little more than needed, and then scraping off the excess before it was completely dry. Mixing … Continue reading

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Bedroom 2 – The Restoration – Blown-in Insulation

It was now time to make use of those holes we drilled into the walls.  We went and bought several bales of cellulose insulation and rented the blower.  Running the insulation machine is a two-person job.  While one person is … Continue reading

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Bedroom 2 – The Restoration – Priming Ceiling

After the new ceiling drywall was floated, it was time to get it prepped for painting.  We used a pvc primer called “first coat drywall primer.” The primer evens everything out and depending on the nap of your roller, gives … Continue reading

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