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Old 11-08-2011, 09:19 AM   #1
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Tape with Setting Mud - Yay or Nay

Found some old threads suggesting that setting mud cracks more easily than regular bucket. But alot of these are also pro paper and no ~mesh~.

I'm leaning on doing setting mud/ Fibafuse and then topcoat with bucket jc.

We got flooded so I cut the lower 48" across the entire room. So the joint will be a butt joint with a tapered joint on the other. I like the Fibafuse as it's ~thinner~ than paper on the joint...

Some references the issue with setting mud / crack and new construction.
My house is around 70 years old. It's well settled if this matters....


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Old 11-08-2011, 10:20 AM   #2
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I'm not sure exactly what you're asking, but usually the green-lid drywall mud is used for setting the paper, and the blue-lid mud is used for top-coating.

Green lid mud has adhesive, blue lid is smoother.


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Old 11-08-2011, 12:04 PM   #3
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Just make sure if you are using mesh to use the durabond. I did your same project at my house with mesh tape and green lid mud and now see a hairline crack along that joint. The house is 90 years old so I don't think it is a settling thing.

Not sure if it was the mesh and green lid combo or not but be aware of that.

Never had the problem with paper and green lid.
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Old 11-09-2011, 12:16 AM   #4
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Mesh cracks out on joints. It doesn't take much movement. Never use it for more than small patches. Use the green lid for your tape coat as it has the stickiness to properly bed the tape. You can use setting type after that.
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