The House That Jack Built – Textured Drywall

Prep for textured walls

Finally….the great room was ready to texture.

The equipment was readied; a compressor, spray gun with hopper, a hand held power drill fitted with a paddle to mix the plaster, and of course, the plaster

Thinning the plaster was not a calculated series of measurements, as I would have thought. Quite the contrary, when the mixer stopped, and the batter responded with two big burps, it was ready!.

We used green board to test spray the plaster and to help select a texture pattern.  When we ran out of board, the nearest person became a walking test pattern.

Trying out texture pattern



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Down in my basement, lined neatly on a shelf are handwritten notebooks chronicling my life. After years of writing, the experience became more of a burden then an important part of my day so I quit writing. Five years later I took up writing again. This time it was in the form of a blog which gave me a place to hang out after I lost my job. From there my blog content morphed into writing about my general contractor experience building our house. As my life experiences grew so did my blog.

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