got the first coat of mud all done, but determined that I want to drywall the ceiling instead of drop ceiling in the 'landing area' at the bottom of the stair, which means redoing some electrical and putting on strapping, etc. :/
the e34 went well, except for the one section I was worried about.. the front door. I couldn't really get to apply the POR to both side or even one side well, and it bubbled again. I think I'm going to drill a hole in the back of the door at the front and coat that mother in oil.