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bluefitness 12-10-2008 10:16 PM

New drywall to old
What is the best way to blend it in? The old drywall has a textured finish. It looks like someone just applied finish across the surface with a drywall knife. I know I will have to use joint compound on the seams. Should I sand down the texture/top coat on the old drywall before applying the tape and compound, or is there a way to remove the texture top coat?

Ron6519 12-11-2008 04:36 PM

Old compound(pre1980) contained asbestos particles. You would be better off applying water to the area and scraping off the texture.

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