Good for you!!!!!!! I love being able to do things myself. I didn't do any of the framing when DH and DF(ather) framed our extension, but hubby didn't have the patience to do the spackling so I got to learn. Learned hoe to make a blowout patch for the holes in the walls from scrap drywall while learning the spackling thing. Very empowering. I learned to hang tile and work the wet saw too. This doesn't take muscle, it takes patience, more my cup of tea than hubby's.
Thats asome! I have two holes around here, I'm not sure if dh will ever get them patched. I will take a look at lowes and see if this is something I can tackle. Thanks for the inspiration. I would love to paint the bathroom, but I can't until the hole is patched.
Update on the drywall: well the patching worked, meaning it hasn't come off. I basically bought a piece of drywall at Lowes (about $5) and our landlord had left some spackling in the garage. Also had to buy one of those saws that cut drywall. The problem is that I didn't finish it smooth enough and have to refinish it and then repaint. I want to do this in the next week so that when my mom comes here she won't have to ask why there was a hole there in the first place, I'm too embarrased to tell.
Umm.. I got frustrated with something that was on my way in a super stressful moment. It was supposed to fly down the stairs nicely but hit the wall instead. :lol: But hey, I learned my lesson! No more throwing stuff.
Spackle should be done in three coats and go larger than the hole so that you can feather it down with sanding or if your really good just a damp sponge after the first coat. (I'm not that good****sigh****) I sand lots, LOL, but it looks nice when done. I second the primer over the spackle, before the paint. Paint tends to bubble when applied over spackle without primer. It doesn't always happen but I'd be safe and use the primer or ya might be painting again.
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