Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-10-2010, 05:49 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: South Western Ontario
Posts: 955
Share |
Default

Puckered Drywall tape line


I am in a 35 year old home. After stripping wall paper I have a more visible 12' tape line at eye level on my painted stairwell in the foyer. This is at least 1/16" and has a 3" wrinkle.. I know it needs to be feathered at least but can it be stripped and replaced with fibreglalss tape for a fresh start. If so do I soak and strip, peel and edge , what would be the best procedure????

Chemist1961 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2010, 10:23 AM   #2
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 20
Default

Puckered Drywall tape line


Quote:
Originally Posted by Chemist1961 View Post
I am in a 35 year old home. After stripping wall paper I have a more visible 12' tape line at eye level on my painted stairwell in the foyer. This is at least 1/16" and has a 3" wrinkle.. I know it needs to be feathered at least but can it be stripped and replaced with fibreglalss tape for a fresh start. If so do I soak and strip, peel and edge , what would be the best procedure????
I wouldn't strip it. Just cut out the bad spots and if necessary retape with paper tape. Then use a wide knife(spackle knife) to feather it out. Use multible thin coats rather then trying to complete it with one coat. A light sanding between coats until you're satisfied with the results. Then prime it before repainting.

retiree is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2010, 11:55 AM   #3
Member
 
ccarlisle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 1,889
Default

Puckered Drywall tape line


Whoever did that may have used general purpose joint compound when, in theory, he might have better used setting compound for a joint that long and at that level. Shrinkage might have casued the puckering...

But either way, it doesn't seem to be an acceptable job of taping. That joint should be feathered at least a foot or so either side, something like that. You have to be sharp with the knife tho, as setting compound sets hard, unlike general purpose which is sandable.

Personally, I would have used fibreglass tape there...
__________________
“The average American woman is about 25 pounds heavier than she was in 1960...Recognizing obesity as a disease will help change the way the medical community tackles this complex issue that affects approximately 1 in 3 Americans,”
ccarlisle is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A couple drywall issues in relatively new home Atreyou40 Drywall & Plaster 10 09-04-2010 05:05 PM
Drywall tape with cement homeguy Drywall & Plaster 2 06-08-2009 03:20 PM
Drywall Taping - do you apply a layer of mud over the tape on your first go? newbpainter Drywall & Plaster 20 05-18-2009 06:43 AM
Taping drywall - overlap paper tape or not? newbpainter Drywall & Plaster 4 05-17-2009 10:10 PM
a few ugly bubbles at blue tape line 1655graff Painting 4 01-17-2008 11:28 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.