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Name: La Nina
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I'm a Jersey girl without the big hair or the accent (well, most of the time anyway), but with all of the bad driving and the penchant for weekly manicures.
Oh, and I'm an interior design student. That's how all of the weird terminology comes into play.

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Friday, February 25, 2005
Joint Compound
JOINT COMPOUND - A plaster-like substance used to fill seams and irregularities in drywalling, either the vinyl-based drying type, which hardens as the water medium dries, or setting type, which hardens by a chemical reaction that is catalyzed by water. Also known as spackle. (From

How crass to leave the price tag on like that...

This Weekend

I tackle spackle. Heaven help my bathroom walls.

This Week

Speaking of joints, I still hurt from the mat theft incident. Revenge plot suggestions welcome.

    posted by La Nina @ 4:59 PM  


Blogger Sigmund, Carl and Alfred said...

I have a whole other theory on any home repair that requires mixing of various products.

Call someone who knows what they are doing.

I can use a comb, knife, wrench and screwdriver, safely. I will not tempt the Gods you referred to earlier.

7:40 PM  
Blogger agirlfriday said...

I tackled spakle the other week and I hated doing it but I didn't want my boyfriend to think I was a retard...and getting it off your hands suck royaly!

8:47 PM  
Blogger pinksundrops said...

Good luck. Spackle can be fun, if you don't get carried away. Or is the pink stuff in the bottle that fills in holes in the wall what you are talking about?

Revenge plots... hmm. I really liked sc&a's idea in the previous post. If you make it something stinky you KNOW you can wash out of the mat but will linger on the other until they can get home and shower. Ah sweet revenge without having to say a thing.

2:07 PM  
Blogger Pink Poppy said...

I disagree with SCA. You can call them. You can cajole them. You can bake them cookies and give them lemonade. But just because they KNOW how to do the job, doesn't mean that they WILL do the job. If they don't feel like showing up, they don't. And after a few days of sitting around all day waiting for them, you could STILL end up doing the job yourself. So I'm with you--If you know how to do it (kind of), save yourself numerous hours of frustration and just do it yourself.... Yes, that would be ME who has wasted two full days waiting for the "pros" Hubby hired to show up....

5:54 PM  
Blogger Natsthename said...

I agree with Pink Poppy.

I have done some painting in our house, and my husband likes to point out the flaws. When the neighbors marveled at my paint job, he also pointed them out to them, noting that it's probably better to pay someone. One wonderful woman told him she had paid someone to do paint her bedroom, but the job was not as good as mine. I grinned like the Cheshire Cat. If you pay someone, get some good references first!

11:43 AM  
Blogger Müzikdüde said...

My entire 20 years in the Air Force was spent doing construction.
Spackle don't bother me.

I finish basements and build decks on the side. Your bathroom wall is nothing. Don't let it get the best of you.

4:25 PM  
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