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Old 03-06-2008, 10:56 AM   #1
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Do you have to mud and tape seams if you are going to apply texture such as orange peel or knock down?

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Do you have to mud and tape seams if you are going to apply texture such as orange peel or knock down?
Yes you absolutely do if you want a nice flat smooth and transparent look across and up and down the various sections of drywall, especially where the seams would cave in slightly at the factory-produced depression along the uncut wallboard length. Take your time and tape and joint the seams. Sand them smooth but don't tear up the paper. You'll be glad you did all the work when you're done.

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Finish your drywall just as though it isn't getting anything else applied to it. It's hard to believe but you can still see any imperfection in your drywall even through the texture.
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Certain thick textures allow you to get by with one coat over the tape. Orange peel is a very, very thin texture. (It does not completely "blanket" a wall, the way thick-type textures do).

This is the reason why others have stated that, you must fully coat and sand all new drywall surfaces just as you would, for a smooth finish.

(When we have orange peel to do, we do not even tell our workers that it will be textured, otherwise, they will not attempt to get it as smooth...and it must be completely smooth and sanded prior to spray).


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