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I recently prepped two rooms for primer and paint. I read that the best prep is to use water and sponge as you did. It was not so much the drywall compound dust, as the thin coating of kaolin the drywall manufacturer uses to keep sheets from sticking together that the water will take off. I currently have a garage ceiling to scrape, mud, and prime, that ...


Two items to add are within the attic. Review the amount of insulation in the attic, and verify that the existing insulation is NOT blocking the soffit vents. Verify that the bathroom exhaust fans do not blow into the attic but out of the roof.


check your home warranty clauses so you are intimately familiar with them ask your neighbors (assuming you have some, and after you give them a bottle of wine as a welcome) if they have had any flood / foundation / insect-pest / neighborhood problems check city regulations for parking and other municipal restrictions contact Homeowners' Association for ...

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