Last night (Friday, Aug 16, 2013):
We finished installing all the sheet rock screws (all but about 12 in the ceiling because we ran out).
Today (Saturday, Aug 17, 2013):
A fairly full day today... We taped and applied the first coat of mud to all the drywall joints. We also applied the first of two coats to all the screw holes (except those that will be covered up by corner bead).
The compound wasn't drying very fast due to the humidity...and the fact that I may have put it on a bit thicker than I would have liked. The compound comes ready mixed but for the first coat, I would have liked it to be a bit thinner. It's a bit messier this way but easier to work with and doesn't build up as much. It does require you to put on more coats but it dries faster.
Seeing how we can't find anything in the garage, we didn't know where the mixer was to add water and thin it out. Didn't want to stop everything to run out and buy another mixer, so we went with what we had. In the end, it will look the same but it will require a bit of sanding before we can add the next coat.
So what's left:
- Finish installing sheet rock screws (12 more required in the ceiling)
- Apply 2 to 4 more coats of drywall compound to joints
- Add 2nd coat of compound to screw holes
- Install Inside and Outside Drywall Corner Bead
- Texture ceiling
- Install closet door (Can't seem to find the ones RH uses without special ordering) and handle
- Install New Flush Mount Lights (Already purchased, will install after texturing ceiling)
- Prime walls
- Paint walls (Thinking about 10-12" Vertical Strips in Gray. Alternating between Eggshell and Semi-Gloss).
- Install Door Trim and Baseboards
- Install Trim and Sill around Window
- Install Blinds
- Install Tac Strips and Padding for Carpet
- Install carpet (not sure yet if we are going to do this or not... we found carpet at Menard's for $1.19 - $1.49 sqft for what we have in our basement now)
|Starting to look like something...|
|Rough in for Smoke Detector|
|We started in the closet and after 7 hours|
it is still wet. See the dark spots on the joints.