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Old 04-06-2016, 10:41 PM
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And I got a lot less of it after she stayed home and took care of both kids for a change. After she saw what was involved, no more "what did you do all day?"
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Old 04-07-2016, 01:45 PM
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By rights I should not be sanding spackle today. I cannot find my breath mask. I just took a break and I am COMPLETELY gray - even my nose hairs. Mesothelioma here I come.

I hate spackle. I mean REALLY hate it. Plus the palm sander has made me kinda jittery. Ugh. I need a donut.
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Old 04-07-2016, 02:51 PM
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By rights I should not be sanding spackle today. I cannot find my breath mask. I just took a break and I am COMPLETELY gray - even my nose hairs. Mesothelioma here I come.

I hate spackle. I mean REALLY hate it. Plus the palm sander has made me kinda jittery. Ugh. I need a donut.

Multiple thin coats!! Light sanding in between! C'mon my good man, it is a small patch not a vaulted ceiling!
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Old 04-07-2016, 03:02 PM
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Yeah, palm sanders inside with no vacuum attachment are insanely messy. I start with 60 grit by hand to get it close, less fine dust and goes quick then. Mark's right, then do some thin coats after it's close, they're way easier to get smooth with a knife.
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Old 04-07-2016, 05:39 PM
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Wet sanding anyone?
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Old 04-07-2016, 07:00 PM
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Wet sanding anyone?
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Old 04-07-2016, 07:58 PM
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Neither am I. I've tried it a few times and mess it up worse. Thin to win! Just threw it out there lol
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Old 04-07-2016, 09:27 PM
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Did some dusting before. Probably going to do a thin coat. Slopping it on was not good I admit.
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Old 04-07-2016, 09:36 PM
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Don't think wet sanding would work at all, but what I've done is a trick I learned years ago from a high school teacher. You take a sponge and briefly wipe over the whole thing, just enough to get it wet maybe 1/16" - 1/8" deep. Then you go over it with the taping knife - the wider the better - pressing down some. I use a 12" wide one at that stage. It takes off the high spots and can use what it scrapes off to fill low spots. No dust, then maybe just a tiny bit of sanding after the last time.

Don't think you can do that with the quick set mud, and not sure how well it'd work for the stuff you're using Kwak, but I bet it would.
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Old 04-07-2016, 09:38 PM
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And what did I get done today? Well, typing in here, finished taxes, and hauled some of my folks' stuff to the storage unit I swore I'd never resort to.
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