Monday, November 11, 2013

GRRRR! FIXING DRIPS!

The dreaded drips!  I would be lying if I said it never happened to me.  Over the years I have learned that it's never worth going heavy to try and speed things up, it will just create a mess that will end up taking time to fix.



Step 1…slap yourself in the face for even letting it happen!

Step 2…if it is already dry or close to it, take a FRESH blade and 'slice' off the heavy drip best you can.


Step 3…at a 90 degree angle, 'sand it down'.  If it is still wet or semi wet, do this gently!



Step 4…sand with a lower grit paper



Step 5…sand with a higher grit paper

Step 6…Hopefully your done and can continue with your life. If not, slap yourself in the face again and read below.

Sometimes you may even need to end up filling it in with filler to even it out.  Because I am VERY picky and want a perfect seamless look, I end up doing this much of the time.  When this happens you have just added another hour or 2 to your work because now you must wait till the filler dries, hit it with primer, let that dry, sand, THEN you can paint.

Bottom line…DON'T LET IT HAPPEN!  But in the event that you think your extra awesome that day it won't happen to you, these tips will hopefully help:)


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