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Old 01-23-2010, 10:11 AM   #1
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So i was just told that I should not have used fiberglass tape for my corners. I am wondering would it be ok to sand down to the tape and apply paper tape? or what should i do? most of the time i get the fuberglass texture through the mud.

What are my options? WHat should I do? What supplies do I need?

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I'm assuming you are talking about inside corners. If that's the case, there's nothing wrong with using fiberglass tape, I do it all the time and prefer it on small jobs. Outside corners should use corner bead.
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I don't like using mesh but since you have there is not reason to redo it so long as it is not buckled or anything. And as mentioned, I assume you talking your inside corners.

You just need to build up and skim out more mud until the mesh does not show.

You may find an inside corner finishing tool handy.
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Thanks for the advice guys. Yes its the inside corners. I used the corner bead for the outside. I dont know if you would call this a small job. its a 650sf basement finish. With a couple soffits.
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Just saw the small corner finishing tools on sale in the Sunday paper at a box store for $6 each or something. Mine are larger and nice and flexible and I think I paid $10 which would make them $15 or so retail?

Nothing beats a nice long drywal knife either. Pay for a good one that fits a drywall pan and take care of it? You will have it for a lifetime.
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Sd,
I still have my ss mud pan I bought when I was about 17. It has fully welded corners instead of the folded over flaps. Makes it easier to clean and it just looks nicer. So that makes is about 35 years old. I had one homeowner use it once for wetting her wallpaper borders. She wanted to keep it after that. I told her no way sister, there's a lot of history in that pan, and a lot of good years left.
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