Originally Posted by glennjanie
It looks like you are really hanging in there.
A quick hint about your drywall finish; rather than sand the compound, use a spray bottle on those ridges and scrape them gently with your 6" knife, then use a damp sopnge to finish up. The wet sponge (not dripping) will dissolve the high spots and use it to fill in the low spots and saves your lungs and eyes all that dust.
Ah, man...I wish I had read this before I sanded
I was out sick Friday...didn't work on the bathroom at all. I sanded the first mud coat yesterday. Took me about 2-3 hours. It actually turned out pretty good.
I keep a vacuum cleaner running in the room while I sand drywall. It's a water filter type vacuum so it really keeps the dust down.
I called a guy I know who's really good with finish on drywall. He's done some texture work for me in the past. Since this room is smooth, I really want it to be done right. He doesn't charge much at all and does awesome work. He can probably get it done in one coat. It would probably take me 2-3 (maybe 10) more to get it right.
Still no pictures. I forgot the camera again