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Old 01-05-2012, 07:46 PM   #1
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does setting compound need tape?


I cut a 2x2" piece as a patch for a hole I have. I fastened it to a 1x2 behind the hole, and now its time to finish.

Ive always used regular joint compound (premix, blue lid) and taped all my joints/seams before. This time around im experimenting w/ 45min setting compound. Its on a ceiling and has a popcorn texture that im going to have to match eventually.

in this case, do i still need to tape the seams or is this a more durable product (less cracking, etc) than regular premix?

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Absolutely YES.

Why are you using "hot-mud" for that?

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never tried it and wanted to see how it works compared to premix.

thanks..ill tape it up.
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That wouldn't be the place to learn about hot-mix I wouldn't think. If it was on a wall that would be better. But over your head, hot-mix?
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Yes tape the seams.

It's a textured ceiling huh? Has it been painted if not maybe you might want to scrap it and skim it? You'll never match a stucco ceiling the whole ceiling would have to be resprayed as your colours will never blend right. besides if you are going to re-spray you don't have to go crazy coating the patch normal mud would be better and a light coat of mud since it will be hidden

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Would be easier if you cut a scrap piece a inch wider on all sides and then cut your actual size on the back essentially leaving an inch of paper "lip" Essentially is your tape and will be much easier to blend. Google California drywall patch it'll be your first hit.
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Would be easier if you cut a scrap piece a inch wider on all sides and then cut your actual size on the back essentially leaving an inch of paper "lip" Essentially is your tape and will be much easier to blend. Google California drywall patch it'll be your first hit.
Very interesting concept. I will certainly try it when I hve time to kill. I expect the results to be very good since the feathering in process is virtually eliminated. But consider a pro patching several holes..he could knock out 4 or 5 in the time it would take to do this method.
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Very interesting concept. I will certainly try it when I hve time to kill. I expect the results to be very good since the feathering in process is virtually eliminated. But consider a pro patching several holes..he could knock out 4 or 5 in the time it would take to do this method.
Pro's are good at what they do. It doesn't take them that long to do something they do all day long or have done thousands of times. A California patch doesn't take that long and is a great way to patch smaller holes.
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Very interesting concept. I will certainly try it when I hve time to kill. I expect the results to be very good since the feathering in process is virtually eliminated. But consider a pro patching several holes..he could knock out 4 or 5 in the time it would take to do this method.
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