When I say mud, I mean joint compound. Boxes and buckets of it. All day every day. Well, that is a bit of an exaggeration. We started taping on Monday, cleaning up the joints and corners, thanks to Mark Schaefer of Schaefer Drywall. Tuesday Mark sent in Joe, who has been evening out all the walls. Fans and heaters going trying to dry it all out but apparently to no avail. Wednesday morning the coat from the previous day wasn’t completely dry. But Joe soldiered on, stirring up bucket after bucket of mud, artfully smearing it on every wall. We’ve chosen a new texture, necessitating that the dining room/office walls be redone, adding time to the project. It is looking good and I am happy with the decision, but hate any delays.
We’ll prime tomorrow and the painter will be here Saturday. We get a day off on Sunday and then the hardwood floors begin on Monday.