Thursday, August 29, 2013
Fingers Before Forks....And Putty Knives...
I glued them to the steps with white glue.
To keep them down until they dry, I used painter's tape.
I used my best tool to coat the inside with spackling paste. Fingers work best. I can get down into the corners and move the stuff around where I want it. If I used a putty knife or something similar, I would scrape off as much past as I put on.
The brush at the bottom of the photo is what I use to make the lace work in the stucco. It is from a bag of cheap brushes from Walmart.
I did wipe most of the paste from the corners. That gives a better, finer lace work. If you leave it in, you get a lot of big heavy blobs. And we don't want that.
I took a piece and ran it along the edge beneath the step and slashed the opposite edge as I went. Thus the curve.
After I finish with the paste, I will attach the log box and spackle the front edge of that...That should do it for today.
By then I will be covered from head to toe in spackle. I never said I was neat and tidy....Did I?
See you tomorrow.