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rickevin29 11-04-2006 12:00 AM

drywall cracks?
before repairing drywall cracks with mud and tape, should I sand the surrounding paint? whether it be acrylic latex or oil based paint.

joasis 11-04-2006 07:01 AM

Others may disagree, but yes...and I usually sand deep. feathering out, since this is the only place i use fiberglass tape.

slickshift 11-04-2006 07:08 AM

It's usually a good idea
Especially on shinier sheens of paint

rickevin29 11-04-2006 12:05 PM

thx, It is a high gloss, I guess ill be sanding.........:(

747 11-05-2006 10:50 AM

Alot of drywallers like to dig the cracks out first then mud tape and mud. I agree the mesh is the way to go. Just mesh over cracl then mud and feather.

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