Monday, 9 December 2013

Well, that's done.

Finished scraping all the stipple off the bedroom ceiling today.

Had to wear nuclear fallout gear due to the dust it created, even with spraying each section with water before scraping it off.



I developed a technique hooking one finger from the scraper hand onto the edge of the plastic container I was holding up to collect as much of the debris as possible.



The floor still got covered with little bits. But much less than if I hadn't done anything. Now I need to give it a wipe down to get rid of the dust, repair the spots that need doing, then hopefully paint on the weekend. Hopefully paint the whole room, or at least get the ceiling done and primer on the walls.

Working 12 hour shifts during the week, and playing in a volleyball tournament (fund raiser for the Christmas Cheer Board) from 3:30 to midnight on Friday, means it will probably be Saturday or Sunday before I get back to it.

Hopefully, things will progress a little faster now that that's done. I'd like to have my free time my own again... or at least until the next project is under way!

10 comments:

  1. You are one busy lady! I think you deserve some relaxation and a massage now.
    I am genuinely impressed... I have done four walls of woodchip paper removal, but I think I'd baulk at doing a ceiling.
    Sx

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    1. I'm not sure I know what woodchip paper is... will have to google that one. And yes, a massage would be lovely!

      I had actually considered just putting more drywall up over all the stipple, but that is much more difficult than scraping it.

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  2. So refreshing to see the ladies coming on so well with their skills. Keep this up and I may offer you both a job.

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  3. Ladies, you really don't want that kind of 'job'! :¬)

    xxx

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  4. Merry Christmas my dear. I hope there are no new projects queuing up ...

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  5. I hope you find yourself surrounded by warmth and love and peace this winter season. And kudos on great job tackling that ceiling.

    Happy Holidays

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    and Best Wishes for a Wonderful New Year full of Good Fortune, Good Friends, and Good Times!!!

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    _I_...._I_ Cheers!!!

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