Originally Posted by jelly
One thing I still don't understand on my 8'6" walls. I've been told you either put the seam on the middle or at the top... that's it makes on difference.
Wouldn't it best to keep the seam at the top? Then you would have two tapered seams and the raw edge would but up to the ceiling. Wouldn't this be ideal rather than taping a tapperd edge to a raw edge in the middle of my wall?
Please bear in mind ....that the advice is "relevant".
....It is is based on the taper's experience.
A good taper can easily, QUICKLY & Consistently
- "REACH" a seam that is at "mid-level" and coat it accordingly" (per it's visable needs)...rather, unconcerned of it's location, and focusing on his/her taping skills.
A Newbi...would rather hide the seam in an obscure location because of their "apprehensive abilities" to hide such a seam.
In all humility; This is my point: an experienced taper/coater can hide a seam, literally,...."anywhere".
For expediency (Experienced taper): In the middle of the wall is the best placement.
For lack of taping skill (Newbi): Hide that seam where you can, in the darkest, least observable location possible!!! (and keep serving your guests lots of drinks while keeping the lighting VERY, very low...
...and raving about your flooring...whatever it is....)