|Hello, Dolly! That is a lot of pink, no?|
|Pink overload? Naw, but its got some serious bumps.|
Time to Prep? You betcha! Enter the power sander Mighty Mouse and the shop vac I've named R5 because it should be in the same family of droids as R2-D2 in Star Wars.
|Our Shop Vac's distant relative.|
|Meet R5 and Mighty Mouse.|
I used a 120 grit sandpaper and had the shop vac going right along underneath to control the dust. I think that worked marvellously because there was very little clouds flying as I went and nothing on the floors. Although my arms got quite tired and by the end my hands were going numb.
I thought originally that it would look very different when I finished the hallway but sadly it looked the exact same. What is important is that it felt very smooth to run your hand across which will make all the difference when we get around to painting.
|Finished hallway - darn, looks the same. How's that for job satisfaction?|
All told it will be totally worth it to not have a bumpy wall with ghostly stripes that looks oddly out of place. It was a loud job between the buzzing an the shop vac running. I don't think my hand felt normal again for a few hours! We are looking forward to seeing those stripes disappear and will post as we make progress! We are heading up tomorrow night to tackle some painting as the topsoil here is all shovelled out - yipee!
|Yup - thats a lot of dirt. (Colour difference is two days of work)|