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Drywall sponges have been designed to be used in both dry and wet sanding. They are used to smoothen out joints and compound. Sanding can take a lot of time and can be very tedious. But a sanding brush can make it much simpler. Sanding sponges produce less dust and drywall mud, which are both benefits. A sanding spongy can be safer and more affordable than using a power-sanding tool.

A local home improvement store can sell drywall sponges. You can also purchase special drywall-sanding sponges that are designed for wet sanding. These can be very helpful as they eliminate the necessity for a shopvac. To keep them from drying out, they should be kept in a cool location. You should also purchase a dust mask or sanding cloth if you intend to use these sanding sponges.

Soak your sponge in water before you start sanding. It should be damp, but not dripping. Do not scrub the drywall with the sanding sponge aggressively. This can lead to holes or craters. Instead, move the sponge using circular motions.

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After you've soaked your sanding sponge with water, begin to sand in the direction that the seam is. This will smoothen out the edges and make it less noticeable after you paint. Try to do this in small sections, about three feet at a time. This will allow you to avoid sanding too many at once.

Next, use your abrasive side to sand the drywall. This will reduce the number of high ridges in the wall. Before you start, make sure you choose the right grit of sandpaper for your task. For smoothing, you can use a 50-grit sandpaper for rough surfaces. A 100 or 120-grit sandpaper for smoothing will work better.

Keep your sander out of the electrical box as you sand. These corners may be suitable for sandpaper tears-offs. You should also ensure that you sand in 3-foot sections and keep the opening of your box clear.

Once you have finished sanding, rinse the sponge. Rinse the sponge thoroughly and take out any excess mud. Otherwise, you can leave a thick layer of mud on the surface of the drywall. This can make it difficult to paint.

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A scrubbing brush can be used to clean any sandpaper. You should remember that vigorous scrubbing can create craters and holes as well as other imperfections. Avoid using too much pressure to damage the drywall tape.

After you've finished sanding, you can use a scrubbing tool to wipe away the sandpaper and the built-up joint compound. Use a cloth to wipe away any sanding dust.


What should I look for when buying a home?

Before purchasing a new home, make sure that you have enough money saved up to cover closing costs. If you don't have enough cash on hand, then you might want to think about refinancing your mortgage.

Is it better for floors or walls to be done first?

The best way of starting any project is to determine what you want. It is crucial to plan how you'll use the space, what people will use it for, and why. This will help you decide if you should go for flooring or wall coverings.

You can choose to put flooring in the first place if you decide to open up your kitchen/living space. Wall coverings are an option if you prefer to keep this space private.

Are there permits needed to renovate my house

Yes. Permits will be required for any home-improvement project. In most cases you will need to have a building permit along with a plumber's permit. You might also require a zoning permission depending on which type of construction is being undertaken.


  • Design-builders may ask for a down payment of up to 25% or 33% of the job cost, says the NARI. (kiplinger.com)
  • Most lenders will lend you up to 75% or 80% of the appraised value of your home, but some will go higher. (kiplinger.com)
  • According to the National Association of the Remodeling Industry's 2019 remodeling impact report , realtors estimate that homeowners can recover 59% of the cost of a complete kitchen renovation if they sell their home. (bhg.com)
  • A final payment of, say, 5% to 10% will be due when the space is livable and usable (your contract probably will say "substantial completion"). (kiplinger.com)
  • It is advisable, however, to have a contingency of 10–20 per cent to allow for the unexpected expenses that can arise when renovating older homes. (realhomes.com)

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5 Things You MUST Know Before Starting Your Home Renovation

  1. Are you sure that this is something you want to do? You will need help if you are going to embark on a major home improvement project such as renovating your bathroom, kitchen, or building a new house. If you aren't confident enough to take on such a daunting task, you may want to reconsider. You could lose a lot of time and money and not reap any real benefits. Why not get someone who is experienced to assist you? They'll save your time and make it easy for you to have a wonderful place to call home.
  2. How much should a project cost? This might sound obvious, but spending too much money on a renovation could lead to more problems. This is because most of the cost will be recouped at the end. Keep your budget in mind. Otherwise, you could end up paying a fortune without getting anything in return.
  3. Should I use DIY or hire professionals? - There's no right or wrong answer here, but we'd recommend hiring professional tradespeople if you can afford them. They can give you sound advice about how to proceed with your project. They will install the plumbing correctly, take care of safety, and offer a guarantee after they have finished their work. DIY projects often involve a lot trial and error. You'll learn a lot the hard way. There will be many problems along the way.
  4. Can I afford it? Do not underestimate the costs of a renovation. Even if your budget is tight, you may need to borrow money to cover costs. If you are planning on selling your existing property soon after finishing the renovations, it is important to include the cost of selling it in your calculations.
  5. Which place should I start? There is no wrong or right place to start when it comes time to choose where to begin. However, we would suggest that you choose somewhere that you enjoy working on. It will motivate you to work harder and reduce procrastination. Avoid areas that require constant maintenance. You should avoid redecorating your living room if it is always covered in dirt and dust.

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