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Old 08-17-2010, 05:39 PM   #1
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mudding/taping tapered drywall

Guys - done a few small drywall repairs in the past. Getting ready to do my first full room, which means dealing with tappered edges on both sides for the first time. I've always had at least one butt-end before.

I note the tappered edge runs about 3 inches or so on each side of the drywall, so put two sheets together, i guess around 6 inches. After i tape, do i simply run the knife up to "fill in" the tappered area - no need to run compound outside of the tappered area?


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, which means dealing with tappered edges on both sides for the first time. I've always had at least one butt-end before.


If your butt seams look good, your tapered seams will be awesome...same rule applies, thin coats and a trouble light when sanding
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You want to try to build it as level as possible, no real need to feather out. Put a straight edge up against the wall to see any variances and use a trouble light as mentioned. Most of the time these seams do not have enough mud which really shows up as an indent on the wall.

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