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Dec 30, 2013, 04:24 PM
Basement Ceiling
Okay, I am finishing my basement that I just moved into the house. The Drywall was already installed, mud, sand etc... OR so i thought. I didnt notice until I got the paint up that whoever sanded it, basically did a horrible job! Notably on the ceiling, so now that the paint is up (only used white ceiling primer to start) you can see where the mud wasnt sanded correctly, and it has a big wide line going down every joint in the ceiling.

Any suggestions on how to fix this, without spending a $h1T ton of money to redo it all...?

I have thought of textured paint to hide it, Pop Corn (dont really want to do this), and boxing in the ceiling to where it covers the visible lines to add some flare to the basement as well.

Any other suggestions or ideas.
Dec 30, 2013, 06:16 PM
You can add more mud on top of the primer. Best if you can sand down some of what's there first before reapplying.

One big tip: If you are not experienced in drywall mudwork, consider hiring a real drywall guy to skim over the seams. Much faster, much better results and may not cost very much.

Jan 07, 2014, 07:36 PM
I will second what Jaybee says - mudding drywall looks easy enough, but is a very humbling experience that can lead to much fustration. Hiring a pro to skim coat what you have should not cost much and will be worth every penny you pay.

You won't know if you can do something if you don't try.