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yummy mummy 09-30-2008 11:22 PM

How can I tell if my taping is good enough?
I have pretty much finished taping my drywall, and I have sanded and I think it looks pretty good to me.

I have put a light from an angle on the walls and it looks pretty good to me.

How would I know for sure before I put the primer on?

Is there a drywall primer that is more "hiding" than another?


4just1don 09-30-2008 11:48 PM

Put a square across the joint,,,or a long drywall knife,and strong light behind and see what you see. Put bright light close to wall and look both ways

Termite 10-01-2008 12:24 AM

Glossy paints will show the flaws more than flat paints will.

The light trick works as well as anything I know. Put your head to the wall you're checking and look along the wall, not right at it.

yummy mummy 10-01-2008 09:14 AM

thanks for the responses.

KC, I do not plan on using high gloss, so I am hoping that it will turn out ok.

I have put the light to it and it looks good to me.
What I may do is prime one wall and see how it looks.

mikey48 10-01-2008 10:16 AM

I find the primer will show the defects. You can still touch them up over the primer.

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