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Old 09-30-2008, 11:22 PM   #1
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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?

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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

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How can I tell if my taping is good enough?


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.
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How can I tell if my taping is good enough?


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