Although he made dust, Jason did a wonderful job on the drywall. Below are a few pictures of the final sanding he did on Saturday.
We spent Saturday afternoon with brooms, the shop vac and damp mops....and I think we got 80% of the dust removed. But I expect that removing all of the remaining 20% will be a slow and frustrating effort....probably taking weeks.
|Bobbie used the shop-vac to clean dust from the window edges.|
Yesterday [Monday] was a long day. I bought special primer for new drywall from a local company [RepcoLite]. Its formulated to prevent the "fuzzing" that often occurs when you paint the scuffed paper surface of new wallboard. It worked wonderfully. But, like any primer, it soaked into the wallboard quickly. My calculations show that I covered about 1120 square feet of surface [walls and ceilings]. I used all but a little of FIVE GALLONS of paint. So coverage was about 225 sq ft per gallon. Not too bad, I guess.
I do know that I've never gone through 5 gallons of paint in one day before in my life....and hope to never do it again. But the rooms are primed and ready for paint. Some of that may start yet today.
Many of you know that much of the empty space inside my head is filled with lyrics from old rock songs. As I worked the roller over the ceiling and walls of these rooms I couldn't get Cream out of my head. Though I did modify the words slightly to better fit 3283:
" In a White Room ... with no curtains ... near the lake shore.."
Which of you olde Clapton fans know what "no" and "lake shore" should be replaced with? [Answer with a comment, please.]