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Old 03-24-2012, 11:33 AM   #1
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repaired sheetrock now new and old joints uneven


I expected to see some posts on this but found non on search.

I pulled out some sheetrock and replaced with green both are half inch but the much of the joints are very uneven. Whats with that?

It is most obvious on the ceiling patch. I spans acroos the joists so i got a piece of wood and screwed both sides of the joint to that, thinking it would pull them even, but no. should I leave it and fix witht the mudding and tapeing/ It is a smooth ceiling and that seeems like even more difficult my unskilled ability

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Old 03-24-2012, 11:44 AM   #2
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mating old and new is always a challenge--if you are sure the new is the same thickness as the existing--

Start taping and feathering it in---I frequently need to go 3 to 4 feet wide to hide a seam, if it is really bad.

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Old 03-24-2012, 12:05 PM   #3
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Oh Mike,.... Thanks and no thanks for the reply. i dont know why but but I realy struggle with the mudding part too much too little lots of sanding. So getting a good look on a smooth cieling and going so far out, UHHGGGGG.

So stupid misstake, some of the difference is due to the taper. Funny and not, I should have noticed or thought of that sooner.
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The key is thin coats, they should be no sanding needed between coats, just go over it with the drywall knife to knock off the high places between coats.
The whole gole is to build up the low area so why sand it off?
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The key is thin coats, they should be no sanding needed between coats, just go over it with the drywall knife to knock off the high places between coats.
The whole gole is to build up the low area so why sand it off?
I think the key for me is getting mixing myself instead prepared compound. i dont get thin coats. it does not spread far or far enough and goes on heavy or too thin and there is an edge usualy, out the end of the trowel. it is hard to tell when wet anyway, how well it is covered
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