Here is a quick Drywall update, I started the mudding to cover the horizontal seams. Its messy and fantastic! I like this part of things, it reminds me of sculpting which I haven’t got to do in a LONG time! So, to be honest, I had no idea of the tips and tricks behind this until the morning of, I watched a YouTube video and I was set! Ha! Needless to say, I’m glad I will be putting a texture on the wall ;-). Dad also had a couple tips and tricks to offer, like an easy way to cut the tape with a straight edge!
I also wanted to do a little update on that heater, it works FANTASTIC! It took a few hours to warm up but I just turned it to low and have left it on the last few days, when I go out there there is no chill. It’s not ‘warm’ because it’s not occupied, the point is to just not let the mud freeze before it gets on the wall because that will ruin it. I have been impressed with it for sure!
Thank you to all those people who joined us for the Tiny House Chat last night, it was fun! We definitely have some ideas on how to improve things in the future but it was awesome to get to chat with everyone, particularly Laura and Chris and Malissa.
Here are some pictures:
The tools of the trade… don’t worry, I watched a youtube video this morning, I know how to do this! ;-)
This crap is heavy! Especially difficult with a tender back… but I made it! Oh, its MESSY too! but fun! I like sculpting, a lot, this made me smile the same way!
We were looking for a tool that hooks into the drill to thin this down but there isn’t very much so I opted to mix manually… in the old nail bucket! Worked like a champ!
I ended up putting in close to four parts mud one part water, it was just about perfect!
And we are ready to get going! I only had the time to put the first layer of mud on, just the horizantal seams, I am planning on putting 3 coats on both horizantal and vertical seams, this will take a bit of time since it needs time to dry in between and the sanding and everything. Its looking good though and I get to do the vertical seams tonight!
I kept waitng for dad to leave so it wasn’t completely obvious that I really didn’t know what I was doing… he insisted though, it hink it went well though! I started with about an 8″ seam :). I’m totally slow and pretty spastic but it’s pretty basic stuff so I will just putter through it! I’m totally having fun with it! :)
Still going good! I opted to go with paper tape rather than fiberglass for a couple reasons, really, there are perfectly mixed reviews on each. I heard that paper tape is actually stronger but that it’s harder to work with, I havent had much of a problem at all yet though honestly. It also had much better reviews for doing corners.
You can see I still have the vertical seams to go…
The corners went together pretty well, I could definitely see the advantage when it came to that with the paper tape, it was easily folded.
I am not the best as cutting around the receptacles so there was a bit of filling that had to happen, I got pretty good at it though! ;-)