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Old 11-12-2007, 11:29 PM   #1
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I took my dad's advice about removing all the sheetrock off one wall in order to replace a 5' x 5' window with a 5' x 10' window.
Later on I spoke with a friend of mine (who happens to be a contractor... I know, I know. I should have spoke with him at first) and he was stunned to find out that I tore all the sheetrock off in order to put a simple window in.
I was kinda upset that I ripped all the perfectly good sheetrock off the one wall (2 year old house). But hey, I had to listen to my old man since he's done stuff like this before. I was going to get a second opinion from my contractor friend, but he was out of town at the time .

But anyways... The reason for my post is that I installed new sheetrock, but now I'm stuck on some advice
from my father. He says not to mud the corners but to simply apply clear, paintable silicone along the corners and be done with it . Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that my father is a little sloppy with his work. Oh what's the term I'm looking for... he likes to "Jimmy Rig" things. So would it hurt to take his advice, or should I take the extra effort and mud the corners of the walls?

Now if you say "mud the corners of the walls", can you give me some suggestions on how to do that?

Thank you

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Old 11-13-2007, 06:13 AM   #2
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Seriously, stop listening to your pops for this kind of advice
No mud, just caulk?
That's horrifying

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Old 11-13-2007, 06:42 AM   #3
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As already stated, stop listening to bad advise. The corners need to be properly paper taped. Forget about that foolish caulking thing.
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Old 11-13-2007, 12:09 PM   #4
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Here is a site about how to do inside corners. http://www.drywallschool.com/coatangle.htm
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Old 11-13-2007, 03:31 PM   #5
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From now on do what my kids do. Listen carefully and respectfully to your father like you value his input and then don't do what he says!

There are lots of great posters on this site (many are professionals) who can give you good advice so listen to pops and then check out his advice here.
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Old 11-15-2007, 11:00 PM   #6
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Inside corners are difficult for beginners. This is no doubt why your pop gave you such bad advice. I would purchase a drywall corner tool. It will aid you in getting the tape into the corner correctly.
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The trick for doing inside drywall corner taping is to:

1.) Apply the tape per standard procedure.
2.) Allow the tape to dry (if you are new to taping drywall)
3.) Lightly coat one side of the tape.
4.) Allow it to dry.
5.) Lightly scrape down any larger ripples or "nubs".
6.) Give the coated side a quick sanding.
7.) Coat the opposite side.
8.) Repeat the procedure of scraping and sanding.

The key point is to coat one side at a time. Do that with both corners.
That is how it is done professionally. We don't use those corner tools..... but if you feel you must use one, go ahead and try it.
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Old 11-16-2007, 12:41 PM   #8
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AWBC said: "We don't use those corner tools..... but if you feel you must use one, go ahead and try it."

I don't use corner tools either, but I have done several hundred feet of inside corners, also. I do know that it has helped newbies to the trade. Another point to make is, don't get in a hurry. Always let the mud dry before applying further coats, as AWBC said.
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Old 11-19-2007, 04:38 PM   #9
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No silicone seal! You will just end up with a gap and a mess. Use mesh drywall tape on the inside corners and then tape and float as usual. It will be a LOT easier than paper tape and I think it gets a superior bond. Then just float it out as normal.

One good thing about having removed all the drywall is that matching the texture won't be quite as obvious as a patch job.

http://home-interiors.suite101.com/a...loat_sheetrock
http://home-interiors.suite101.com/a...ture_sheetrock
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Old 11-25-2007, 07:05 PM   #10
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i have actually been in situations where we used caulking on an inside corner, in a nightclub in the dj booth were it would always be dark, only 2 or 3 people would ever see it and the owner was cheap. we didnt want to, but its what the owner wanted.

but i have to say, that not only does it not look so good, but the mud actually gives strength to the corner.

i have done it with both mesh and paper tape, and prefer paper because the mesh being sticky and hard to get a nice, straight corner with.

the corner tools are good for a beginner, but seem to use too much mud and takes alot longer to dry.

the one half at a time with paper tape worls best for me.

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