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Old 01-04-2012, 04:25 AM   #1
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Hey guys wondering how doomed I am. So I put on joint compound in seams and for some reason thought you taped after it was dried and then add your next layers after. How can I fix this? It is only a little compound so can I place tape over dried compound as long as its smoothed out?

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Old 01-04-2012, 05:08 AM   #2
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Scrape and smooth it out and start over.

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Old 01-04-2012, 11:02 AM   #3
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Yep, just smooth it out by scraping/ sanding. Then tape over what is left.

You may end up with the tape sticking out more than you would have if you'd done it right the first time, so you may have to feather the mud out further on your finish coats so you won't grind into the tape when you sand it,
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if it's just a little compound? not kwikset you can probably wash it off with a damp sponge or rag. only dampen not soaked! do it in stages to not get the drywall paper wet and rolling off the gypsum, you only want to dampen the compound. wash some off, let dry, wash more off until it's all off with drywall paper intact then add tape as you apply the mud. forcing the mud into cracks under the tape, keep as smooth as you can.
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Old 01-04-2012, 05:53 PM   #5
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I am not a drywall guy but you need to put down a layer of mud FIRST, embed you're tape in there and let it dry and then start mudding, sanding etc.
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As a DIY'er I would try to stick with the methods mentioned here

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