If you were gonna bid on and 8-1/2 foot ceiling project where it's just
been firetaped, and they want it finished, textured and painted, and
it's 1800 square foot, what would you say?
How many man hours of work would you say it is? Assume the man to be
skilled, healthy, working off a scaffold, with light.
Thanks for your comment.
It's great to be tall for high work, but if you think about it, you
might understand why a lid compounds my trouble. I lot of doorways are
roughed in at 6' 8", and a hard hat is just what I need to really jack
myself up against it. What's worse is that with the lid on, you can't
see above as well, so you don't anticipate it.
I wear a helmet riding a bike, tho. I'm not too cool to be safe in
I was thinking with this much area, I'd want to spray on the mud. I
have a hopper for that. Maybe I should work up a couple samples to show
the client. (Good idea, Cal)
Also have a long, 22" drywall blade on a long handle that could do the
knockdown from the ground easily. I can touch the 8-1/2 ceiling from
the ground with the edges of my normal knives, but then I'm at my full
extension, so I like to get to where my head is just below the ceiling.
I agree that textured ceilings are usually best avoided.
Harder to paint and if you ever need to repair it, good
luck. On job after job, Holmes on TV winds up having
to scrape off a whole ceiling because they made a
2 ft hole in it and can't match it back up.
I'd also have to say that anyone that has to come here to
ask how to bid on a job like this, shouldn't be doing the
work to begin with.
On Sat, 16 Jun 2012 19:10:06 -0600, Cal Dershowitz
Asbestos is not a problem as there will be no dust to speak of. Even
if there was some, it is miniscule.
With a hand sprayer, dampen the ceiling a bit with water that has a
small amount of dish detergent so it acts as a surfactant. . Let it
soak a few minutes, then scrape with a wide blade knife. Wipe the
remaining residue with a sponge.
And in most cases once you fully understand the issues and compare it
the benefits, it's still a bad idea..... :) Among the places I
would not use it
are below a bathroom or similar where a leak is possible, in a rental
or where kids are involved.
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