Our foyer and den have been under construction for quite a while. The reasons range between not being in the budget, to the arrival of new baby, to there is not enough hours in a day. Well, I had the idea that between baby naps I could get a stab at it and little by little it would get done. So, I decided to plaster.
My respect to plastering professionals has grown tremendously. Plastering is hard! It takes a lot of practice to get it right. It is not just putting mud and taping; it is the sanding. Oh the sanding! I had to do a lot of that to get the walls smooth. And just when I thought it was perfect and I primed the walls for painting it wasn’t. I had to put more mud, do more sanding, and use a lamp for a closer look.
I got better!
My advise for you is take your time and use a light to look for those imperfections. Trust me, they are there.