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Old 11-21-2010, 12:00 PM   #1
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Repairing bad joints before painting


This job was done less then 10 years ago.
It is a vaulted ceiling with texture.

I have sections where both sides of the tape edge are peeling out.
I was planning on just pulling the old tape out and starting from scratch.
Some areas just have a slight lift on one edge - I can cut this out and feather out? Not sure how to feather into the texture.

Also a corner that has a crack running along the steel corner bead.
Not sure what to do with this.

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Old 11-21-2010, 08:26 PM   #2
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I don't think you've got much choice as there's no magical solution; look tape peels and gets fixed all the time so I don't think what you've got is alien to this world...Grab the bull by the horns and get to it - or have a pro do it. The texture - whatever it is - was created originally so you either get someone to match it or create a new one.

But if the tape is peeling away, it could and should be fixed.

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Old 11-22-2010, 03:28 PM   #3
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I am not sure how to tape and mud with the texture present..

I am going to try to look for a pro for this one, and let me concentrate on the trim work and painting.

Not sure if I can get a pro to come out and just do these general repairs? I need to make some phone calls.
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It's a given that the texture will have to be scrapped off before retaping.
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chances are a good drywaller can repair all your problems in a day, maybe 2 depending on how he muds it. not sure what businesses will want but in my area for example i can hire a great drywaller for $200/day
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Honestly, unless you've done a lot of taping and mudding, this one is probably going to drive you crazy.

If I were you, I'd hire a pro.

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