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Sanding drywall: When sanding drywall seams, it's good to follow the seam instead of going against it. It's better to go in circles, this way everything is blended and faded instead of getting that "path" from over sanding. Use a scrap piece of lumber or something hard and flat to put under your sand paper, this will keep things uniform. Using your hand can result in high and low spots which ultimately leads to more work. Also if you need the seams to dry quickly, try mixing your own "mud" instead of using the premix. The powedered mix comes in drying times of 20 minute, 45 minute, and 90 minute. The work times aren't very long with these so keep moving!
So you have finished laying you new hardwood floor in your living room and are now ready for baseboards. No big deal right? Where do you nail? To the floor or to the wall? Floors and walls expand and contract at different rates, so you want to make sure and nail to the wall. It's the same with quarter round or any other trim you are adding around your room. Keep your "new" room looking new and nails where they belong, hidden.
Craig Jones, owner of Property Serv LLC. My goal is to better educate the homeowner and to make Richmond a better place to live.