Originally Posted by advertguy2
Just wanted to bring this thread back to say that I tried Tom's method of sanding with the pole parallel to the ceiling (using the attachment linked above with sanding screens). I didn't like it. Found it much more difficult and the screens left all sorts of lines. Went back to using those sanding sponges (red sponge, black grit from the HD paint section). Sure they're messy, but oh well. I hate sanding drywall...
Drywall is a hassle. I hate doing it too. The problem for DIY'ers is usually 'too much'. Either too much compound applied, requiring too much sanding, and then sanding it too much sanding (too hard or quickly) in a attempt to just get the damned thing finished. Resulting in the job taking longer or looking even worse.
It's one area where I don't have a problem paying someone else with the skills to do it properly.