Drywall Pin Holes (Air Bubbles) - Page 2 - Drywall - Contractor Talk

Drywall Pin Holes (Air Bubbles)

 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-30-2008, 07:57 PM   #21
Pro
 
Tim0282's Avatar
 
Trade: drywall contractor
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Iowa
Posts: 843
Rewards Points: 500

Re: Drywall Pin Holes (Air Bubbles)


Quote:
Originally Posted by player2watch View Post
in smoth wall finishing, after sanding the 3rd coat, take a damed sponge and wipe down all joints and nails or screws, then using a light to veiw the walls use mud with a small amount of blue chaulk mixed up in it. then touch up all pin holes and other inperfections. then you go back to the blue spots and sand off the edges.
Great idea with the chalk! I like that!!
It is so easy to miss sanding where you just touched up. I've just tried to go on memory, but I am getting older and getting that part timers disease.
Tim
Tim0282 is offline  

Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. ContractorTalk.com DOES NOT guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task!

   

Advertisement

 

Old 02-24-2008, 06:39 PM   #22
Member
 
Drywall Swine's Avatar
 
Trade: I own a drywall company
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 40
Rewards Points: 25

Re: Drywall Pin Holes (Air Bubbles)


I recently finished a home for a friends friend. The job was 2.5 hours away and he called my partner and I back because of air pockets he was unhappy about. We were also unhappy, we have never had any call backs before and it was far from home. We went back touched up the bubbles and sucked it up. Never really saw pockets that bad before on our own work we were a bit confused. After reading these posts I remembered that the HO said he would take care of the dust on the walls and that instead of wiping down the walls and ceilings he just took an air compressor and blew off all the dust I laughed at the time, but now Im thinking he waisted alot of our money on gas and a days work. Do you think this is why all the mud holes showed through?
Drywall Swine is offline  
Old 02-24-2008, 08:20 PM   #23
Brocktologist llc.
 
Brockster's Avatar
 
Trade: drywall
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 392
Rewards Points: 250

Re: Drywall Pin Holes (Air Bubbles)


Quote:
Originally Posted by Tim0282 View Post
Great idea with the chalk! I like that!!
It is so easy to miss sanding where you just touched up. I've just tried to go on memory, but I am getting older and getting that part timers disease.
Tim
No kidding Tim, it's s darn easy to miss a touch up spots to sand. This blue chalk idea is great!
__________________
Brockster is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-24-2008, 09:03 PM   #24
Pro
 
taper71's Avatar
 
Trade: Drywall Taper
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Sherwood Park Alberta
Posts: 257
Rewards Points: 250

Re: Drywall Pin Holes (Air Bubbles)


I use red food coloring.
taper71 is offline  
Old 02-24-2008, 09:29 PM   #25
Pro
 
CrazyTaper's Avatar
 
Trade: Drywall Finisher
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 286
Rewards Points: 250

Re: Drywall Pin Holes (Air Bubbles)


Quote:
Originally Posted by taper71 View Post
I use red food coloring.
Suprisingly, I use urine.
CrazyTaper is offline  
Old 02-24-2008, 09:55 PM   #26
Pro
 
Tim0282's Avatar
 
Trade: drywall contractor
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Iowa
Posts: 843
Rewards Points: 500

Re: Drywall Pin Holes (Air Bubbles)


Quote:
Originally Posted by CrazyTaper View Post
Suprisingly, I use urine.
I'm thinking my guys would not like this idea very good...
Tim0282 is offline  
Old 02-24-2008, 09:57 PM   #27
Pro
 
Tim0282's Avatar
 
Trade: drywall contractor
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Iowa
Posts: 843
Rewards Points: 500

Re: Drywall Pin Holes (Air Bubbles)


Taper71 do you use the red in the mud that you use to touch up??
Tim0282 is offline  
Old 02-24-2008, 09:57 PM   #28
Drywall & Painting Pro

 
Sir Mixalot's Avatar
 
Trade: Licensed Florida Drywall and Painting Contractor
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Melbourne Beach,Florida
Posts: 11,306
Rewards Points: 3,429

Re: Drywall Pin Holes (Air Bubbles)


Quote:
Originally Posted by CrazyTaper View Post
Suprisingly, I use urine.
You are supposed to do that in the empty buckets.
Sir Mixalot is offline  
Old 02-24-2008, 10:02 PM   #29
Drywall & Painting Pro

 
Sir Mixalot's Avatar
 
Trade: Licensed Florida Drywall and Painting Contractor
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Melbourne Beach,Florida
Posts: 11,306
Rewards Points: 3,429

Re: Drywall Pin Holes (Air Bubbles)


Quote:
Originally Posted by taper71 View Post
I use red food coloring.
I don't use the red chalk because it can bleed through when it's painted. But I never tried the red food coloring. Have you ever had it bleed through?
Sir Mixalot is offline  
Old 02-24-2008, 10:08 PM   #30
Pro
 
Tim0282's Avatar
 
Trade: drywall contractor
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Iowa
Posts: 843
Rewards Points: 500

Re: Drywall Pin Holes (Air Bubbles)


Booo!!! Wake up Taper71. Where'd ya go? Yer hidn from us arnt ya?
Tim0282 is offline  
Old 02-24-2008, 11:04 PM   #31
Pro
 
taper71's Avatar
 
Trade: Drywall Taper
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Sherwood Park Alberta
Posts: 257
Rewards Points: 250

Re: Drywall Pin Holes (Air Bubbles)


I've never had it bleed through. It actually only tints it a little . Just enough to see where your touch ups are.
And Tim if you dont mind some of us actually have a life- my wife makes me do things against my will.
taper71 is offline  
Old 02-25-2008, 07:55 PM   #32
Pro
 
Tim0282's Avatar
 
Trade: drywall contractor
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Iowa
Posts: 843
Rewards Points: 500

Re: Drywall Pin Holes (Air Bubbles)


Quote:
Originally Posted by taper71 View Post
I've never had it bleed through. It actually only tints it a little . Just enough to see where your touch ups are.
And Tim if you dont mind some of us actually have a life- my wife makes me do things against my will.
I was just kidding you, Taper71.
I think the red in the mud is a great idea!

Last edited by Tim0282; 02-25-2008 at 07:57 PM.
Tim0282 is offline  
Old 02-25-2008, 08:51 PM   #33
Pro
 
taper71's Avatar
 
Trade: Drywall Taper
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Sherwood Park Alberta
Posts: 257
Rewards Points: 250

Re: Drywall Pin Holes (Air Bubbles)


The red dye actually turns the mud a light pink- much to the happiness of my wife who is the one usually doing the touch ups. lol Sorry Tim I meant to put a smilie face after my previous wife statement.
taper71 is offline  
Old 02-25-2008, 10:57 PM   #34
Pro
 
Tim0282's Avatar
 
Trade: drywall contractor
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Iowa
Posts: 843
Rewards Points: 500

Re: Drywall Pin Holes (Air Bubbles)


I'd say you have good wife. One that will take care of the touch up is pretty amazing! I'd make the mud pink or any color she wanted. Just to have some else do it.
Tim0282 is offline  
Old 03-11-2008, 11:41 PM   #35
Pro
 
Worm Drive's Avatar
 
Trade: carpenter
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 101
Rewards Points: 93

Re: Drywall Pin Holes (Air Bubbles)


Quote:
Originally Posted by player2watch View Post
in smoth wall finishing, after sanding the 3rd coat, take a damed sponge and wipe down all joints and nails or screws, then using a light to veiw the walls use mud with a small amount of blue chaulk mixed up in it. then touch up all pin holes and other inperfections. then you go back to the blue spots and sand off the edges.

Brilliant! Thanks

Advertisement

Worm Drive is offline  


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lots of questions about drywall and bathrooms nobody Drywall 30 11-27-2008 01:33 PM
electrician seeks drywall help (pictures inclided) filburn Drywall 2 01-21-2008 06:58 PM
Bubbles when taping over paint raven2006 Drywall 30 12-23-2007 04:39 PM
Breaking into the commercial drywall work dryrocker27 Commercial Construction 8 12-11-2007 06:48 PM
What the heck? Holes in basement floor Terrence Remodeling 4 06-13-2007 01:06 AM

Join Now... It's Fast and FREE!

I am a professional contractor
I am a DIY Homeowner
Drywall Talk is for
PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTORS ONLY!

At DrywallTalk.com we cater exlusivly to professional contractors who make their living as a contractor. Knowing that many homeowners and DIYers are looking for a community to call home, we've created www.DIYChatroom.com DIY Chatroom is full of helpful advices and perfect for DIY homeowners.

Redirecing in 10 seconds
No Thanks
terms of service

Already Have an Account?