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fishtale 01-17-2010 12:25 PM

need help with tape please
 
well before i primerd, the mud and tape looked perfect. but after the primer. you can see the outline of the tape. should i just go over it again with some mud??

also. is there a section on here that shows how to post pics??
thanks , jim

Scuba_Dave 01-17-2010 12:36 PM

Is this on the tapered edge joint or a butt joint (non-tapered)
How big of a knife did you use when mudding ?

fishtale 01-17-2010 01:03 PM

both, i think i used a 8"

bjbatlanta 01-17-2010 03:13 PM

The important question would be can you FEEL the tape or is it just visible? Tape is a paintable surface and if the joint is smooth to the touch there's no need for more mud....

fishtale 01-17-2010 03:42 PM

you can feel them a tiny bit. there not raised way up or anything, but you can just see and feel the outline of the tape.
thanks

fishtale 01-17-2010 03:44 PM

and i was going for a smooth look. wasnt gonna texture if i didnt have to

tpolk 01-17-2010 03:47 PM

take a straight edje and check for flat on the recessed seams you may need to sand some depending on how high. your butts are going to be high thats why I feather to each side at least 12"

bjbatlanta 01-17-2010 03:49 PM

Pull a "tight skim coat on either side of the tape and you should be fine.

tpolk 01-17-2010 03:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bjbatlanta (Post 384584)
Pull a "tight skim coat on either side of the tape and you should be fine.

:thumbup: and reprime:thumbsup:

fishtale 01-17-2010 04:24 PM

cool. ill let ya know how it turns out:thumbsup:

fishtale 01-28-2010 09:23 PM

well, after the first coat dried for a few days,, the lines from the tape almost totaly dissapeared. i put on another coat of primer. and now there gone.i think the tape might have just sucked up the moisture from the paint..


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