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Old 03-13-2007, 09:00 PM   #16
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...., have a look in there and maybe even put a couple of screws in the drywall there.

Yes...GOOD point....

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I need to put screw into the studs where the problem has occurred to try to prevent the seperation again?? Also how much mud should be under the paper 1/8" or 1/4",more or less?? Thanks so much, again.
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I need to put screw into the studs where the problem has occurred to try to prevent the seperation again?? Also how much mud should be under the paper 1/8" or 1/4",more or less?? Thanks so much, again.
You want an even coat. If there are any areas that a 'light' or missing 'mud'...the tape will seperate and/or bubble. About 1/8" to 3/16"....then smooth the excess out as your wipe it down to create a nice straight 90 degree corner out of it...
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The directions that you refered me to said that I should do one side ond day and then do the other side the next day, is that true??
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If you put screws in, they have to be countersunk a just below the surface. Goal is to sink the screws without breaking the paper facing.

On the site AWBC provided, they are doing an entire room. For the repair, you can do both sides at the same time. After the first coat dries, determine if you want to do one side at a time. It's a skill and you have to detemine your comfort level. It all gets sanded anyway.

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The directions that you refered me to said that I should do one side ond day and then do the other side the next day, is that true??
Diylady,

What that means is this:

DAY 1: You put the paper tape on and wipe it down. Then you coat one side of the tape (one side of the inside corner)Then let it dry.

It usually takes about a day to thoroughly dry.

DAY 2: Then you go back and coat the other side of the inside corner.

This way it comes out smooth on both sides with a nice clean inside corner...

(FWIW- This is always the method that we use to coat corners. Sometimes we use quick dry durabond compound mix when we need to get the repair done fast. However, I would NOT recommend that a DIYer use quick dry durabond)

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Diylady,

Here's a picture of an area that was done, but not sanded yet. You can see how each side of the inside corner is nice, smooth and clean....That is accomplished by allowing one side to dry prior to coating the other side.

(Tip: After the 1st side is dry, scrape off any dried crumbs or over flow compound that might be on the opposite side of the corner - prior to coating it)


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In a previous reply, I suggested setting type or durabond for the strength, since this is a repair. That would mean a 90 for a diy. I was thinking she could do it all in one day.

what do you think AWB?
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In a previous reply, I suggested setting type or durabond for the strenght, since this is a repair. That would mean a 90 for a diy. I was thinking she could do it all in one day.

what do you think AWB?

Yes, a 90 could work for a DIYer...
I just would be concerned about their ability to mix it properly...(also the tools to do it)....

Otherwise a 90 would definitely be ok for a beginner...
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I'm sure she can do it, there will be plenty of mix.

I'd be more worried about laying tape on top of tape and not being able to feather it out far enough. Thought taking out the old tape would leave a nice bed for the new tape and not much feathering. And no worry about how much mud is needed to bed the tape. I'd also suggest dropping this piece of tape in some water for a few seconds before embedding it.

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I'd also suggest dropping this piece of tape in some water for a few seconds before embedding it.
That's a good suggestion...It will stick better and 'wipe down' much easier.
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