Friday, December 30, 2011

After the drywall comes....


My step-dad has told me more than once that "the hardest part of drywall is matching the texture." Which is why I spent a LONG time researching and pinning things to my pinterest board to help with that.

One of the things I was most excited to try was this spray can that should theoretically match my existing texture, and cover 50-75 sf, depending on the setting I used.


So after we'd put up the drywall, my step-dad taped and mudded pretty much everything and I was left to finish it all. I'd gotten a can of texture for $13 (it was the larger can) while we were picking up other supplies while at Lowe's, so I figured I'd sand the drywall compound smooth and then just go at it. After it dried, I could paint, finish the trim and put the outlet covers on! Easy peasy!

So I sanded.

(with help)

Shook the texture can for a minute, per the instructions...

And sprayed using the same setting I'd tested on a piece of cardboard (the cardboard looked good to me!).

And I think my neighbor nailed it when she said, "it looks like spit balls."


In addition to it looking like spit balls (it actually looked a LITTLE better after I lightly sanded it), the can didn't cover up a 13"x8' area. That's barely over 8 square feet. I would need about 7 cans of this stuff at $13 a pop to finish all of the areas that need textured. Ummm.. That would make this the single most expensive part of the wall removal!

Hmm.. No thanks!

So I did a little more research (which means lazily watching "Cool Tools" on The DIY Network and paying attention to them raving about a texture gun), and found this (the texture gun they were raving about in "Cool Tools").

It helped that it had 4.5/5 stars with 65 reviews. And that it's cheaper than buying 7 cans of the spray texture. And, if I don't like it, I can return it....

It's due to arrive on January 4th, and I'm heading out of town until January 7th... So I won't be back with results for over a week.

Annnnd, NOW we're up to date on what's going on with my wall removal!

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