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Texturing Ceiling Patches: An Epic Failure

I don’t want to give anyone the impression that it’s all “oh, look, I’ve never roofed a donkey barn before but I gave it a…

September 5, 2012 | 25 Comments | Read the Full Article

Drywall 101: Drywalling Basics

“Let’s hang and finish some drywall!” Yeah. Here’s my guess at the three most common reactions to that statement: Your face squinched up. The blood…

Nine Hundred and Twelve

That’s how many square feet of wall I’ve textured and primed since Sunday evening. So basically, my arm hurts. But I have to say, it’s…

February 4, 2011 | 2 Comments | Read the Full Article

Surprising Progress

After studying for the builders exam (T-minus 6 days and counting) until the wee hours in the morning and a fitful night of sleep– you…

January 31, 2011 | 4 Comments | Read the Full Article

Elizabeth Taylor, My Walls Thank You

I spent the better part of my weekend with drywall crusties in my hair, under my fingernails, and– inexplicably– on my eyelashes. A look that…

January 16, 2011 | 6 Comments | Read the Full Article

Finishing Drywall Joints: Tips From A Pro

Let’s just be clear here, I am not the pro. I am the tip-ee, as it were. When the guy who hung the drywall and…

January 13, 2011 | 58 Comments | Read the Full Article