The tack rag left my fingers sticky enough that I was concerned that it's adhesive may have stuck to the wood and interfered with my finish (as I had to use soap to get it off my hands), but the finish seemed to go on nice enough
Question: Can I use the tack rag after sanding between coats without worry of it interferring with my finish?
BTW, Mike Marlow: I used a wire as you suggested (and an eye-screw) slung around the end of a 2by4 to keep my project off the ground.
For anyone following my "big project", I've got the new switchbox, EMT, AlFLEX, and the drywall replaced. Now I just need to "pretty up" my new drywall on 3 walls. Yesterday I swept-up everything, first time in a long time--it really did made me feel better. Then I bought a roll of 28" wide "contractors paper" to put along the walls (65'). I figured I could mark it off in 20 squares or so (yes, like in Monopoly), number them, and I expect that it would be helpful for QA. Without this, or some other system, I would find the compexity of keeping track of every blemish a bit overwhelming. I myself don't find the process as uniform as what they show in the books! ; ) I guess that comes with time and practice! I'm the kind of person who is not afraid to rip out and re-tape a joint, and when you're like that, the "uniformity in the process" breaks down! ; )
Yesterday, my first day with a drywall knife in my hands for almost a year, I quickly re-learned what I regard as the KEY IDEA concerning the application of drywall mud. Know that "good enough" is good enough, especially in the early stages! : ) I remembered the key idea, but I just had to challenge it, which of course just reinforced why it's the key idea! : )
Have fun! Bill