We are however very pleased with our decision to drywall the bedrooms’ walls. We’ve more or less created an insulative seal on the entire floor leaving only one space (where the staircase will go) as an accent wall in exposed stone. Even without any operating heat, this whole story (2 bedrooms/1 bath) is quite warm. It has also helped cut off the street noise (not that there was a lot to begin with anyway!).
Aesthetically the beams look quite nice with the drywall between them. The only drawback has been that we’ve lost some surface space as the insulation + drywall takes about 12 centimeters in from the original stone wall. Otherwise we’re happy with the outcome and will definitely be thankful during the long cold Norman winters.
Now that the drywall is complete, it’s time to sand! I’ve been on this tâche ingrate for the last week. The ceiling is the worst! I don’t have much to say about it except that I’ve been using 240 grit sandpaper which is maybe even too fine (I read 150 is OK). Here I am sitting on the job while looking oh so stylish in my vintage Gaz de France t-shirt (there’s a joke in there somewhere).
- Wet sanding vs dry sanding drywall. Forum discussion on Contractor Talk.
- More dry sanding vs. wet sanding here.
- Dry sanding drywall tutorial from The Family Handyman.
- DIY drywalling tutorial and wet sanding method from Young House Love.