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Potential has a shelf life

The Studio Diaries

Potential has a shelf life

Louise Evans

There’s only so much planning, scheming and talking will do to fix up an old loft. At one point or other you have to suck it up and start somewhere.

Dust masks, Hammer, Scraper and extra blades, Hand sander and sanding paper, Pliers, Bendy ruler thing, Bottle caps, Craft knife

Dust masks, Hammer, Scraper and extra blades, Hand sander and sanding paper, Pliers, Bendy ruler thing, Bottle caps, Craft knife

In my case, that means learning what tools are what, what they do, and how to hold them without looking like a noob.  

Today on How to be a Builder we're sanding off the walls, bogging up holes, pulling up the wood and tacks that used to hold the carpet down, pulling out random nails, and generally dacking ourselves at the thought of this massive undertaking.

Can we paint yet? 

Gib stopping a wall. 

Gib stopping a wall. 

Pro tip: When gib stopping a wall, the better the plasterboard fixing, the better the gib stopping will look. Seeing as the chap/chapess who put up the wall seriously didn't give a damn, we're already a step behind. 

  1. Tape the gap with masking tape
  2. Cover with the putty stuff
  3. Take half of it off again, you don't need that much
  4. Smooth out the putty stuff
  5. Have a beer while putty dries. Have many, come back in two days.
  6. Sand it ALL back off again
  7. Repeat. Over and over and over until smooth and wall-like. 

Pro tip: Lighter colours are more likely to hide imperfections than dark colours due to their higher reflectivity. Remind yourself that all of your mistakes will be hidden with bright white Resene paint. 

Lou tip: Enlist help. Then take photos while they work.  

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