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Old 03-16-2008, 09:44 PM   #1
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I am thinking about buying a banjo to do some taping. Is there a better brand out there? Anything to look for when buying one? Any tips on mixing the mud for these, does it need to be thinner? Thanks for any advice.

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You should use a lightweight joint compound. If you buy the pre-mixed buckets, you will want to add about 4 cups of water per pail. See more info here: http://www.rd.com/17843/article.html

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Well i bought one today and didn't have very good luck with it! Found it to be easier to just spread the mud and then tape and smooth. Either they take some getting used to or something. It didn't spread the mud evenly on the tape. I had to hold it in just the right angle to get some mud on the tape. Maybe the mud was to thick? I thought i had it soupy enough. Any advice on using these? Thanks
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