Remember the kitchen and dining room?
That lovely burgandy paint is mixed with sand. That’s right, sand.
What does it feel like, you might ask.
Why, it feels like sand paper, just like you’d think.
My first thought is Stoochinski falling and hitting the wall and coming up with the worst rug burn you’ve ever seen. This stuff is rough!
We thought we could just sand it off, but apparently, you can’t sand sand with sand. Get that? Basically, it’s not gritty enough. You couldn’t get a sand paper gritty enough to actually take the sand off the wall. Who knew?
So our next best solution: the Skim Coat.
This is a very thin layer of drywall compound wiped over the entire wall then sanded smooth. Due to time constraints and our general lack of skill/knowledge in this area, we hired it out!
Best decision thus far in this process!
A. Maze. Ing.
The rooms are so much bigger already!
This made a HUGE improvement to the main floor. It opened up the space and made way for easy painting!
I’ve seen tutorials on how to do this yourself. It is possible, but it is super messy and time consuming. I think it was worth it to hire someone to do it right in as little time as possible.