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Old 07-03-2010, 04:18 AM   #1
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before hand texturing the breakfast room, i have opened up all bad seams for taping and discovered an old taping job that looks to have been done twice. this patch job was probably from a water leak before the new roof. so what caused it should not happen again.

Old Tape/mud/Paint-dscf3057.jpg

as seen in the photo, most of the loose tape/mud/paint has been removed.

can i tape/mud over this so it is flat in prep for a hand texture?

Note: this is the same attic with little to no access and there happens to be some sort of large metal box over part of this patch job.


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Old 07-03-2010, 05:27 AM   #2
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can i tape/mud over this so it is flat in prep for a hand texture?

I can see no reason not to.

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Old 07-03-2010, 01:40 PM   #3
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the area is about 3'x3' and the patch job kinda sticks out about 5mm.


i'm afraid the old patch job may be loosened by the moisture in the mud and further separate.

we'll try tape/mudding and see what happens in a year.
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these pic's are that good but it kinda shows my present task. Old Tape/mud/Paint-dscf3058.jpgOld Tape/mud/Paint-dscf3059.jpg

the void i am to fill in is at least 0.5 cm.

  • do i fill it in with joint compound and let it dry before taping?
  • or just tape the large gashes and "mud" over this? it seems this will either leave a void behind the tape or a thick layer of mud on top of the tape.
    • if this is the technique, should the tape be drawn tight over the void so there is a gap behind the tape?
    • or is the tape to be flattened against all surfaces.
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Old 07-03-2010, 06:30 PM   #5
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Fill all gaps with Durabond (bag mix) before taping.
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