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Old 08-27-2007, 07:48 PM   #1
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Hello,

Let me start by thanking you guys for any advice/help.

Original Paint Job/House built: 1993 in Richmond, Va.

OK, I'm finally going to get to this. I should have done it last year! I've got the ole (cheap??) drywall ceiling on my front porch. I don't know what kind of sheet was used. The porch roof is vented at the soffit and where the shingles meet the siding.

There are a few joints where the tape has started to curl. Not bad, especially after all these years. The putty under the tape seems to be the culprit. I have just started to remove some of the tape and thought that I need help. What is the best way to hide the seams? The sheets are in good shape. I would rather put plyboard up but don't have the time right now.

Should I putty and tape or is there a better way to handle this?

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My first thought is: Is the sheetrock and compound used for exterior application? ....There are different products for such an exterior area.

If not, it doesn't matter what you do, it will all peel off again....

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Thanks, Build Well. Yep, that's one of the problems. I don't know what was used when they built this house and if I don't looks like I should find the time to redo it!

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Thanks, Build Well. Yep, that's one of the problems. I don't know what was used when they built this house and if I don't looks like I should find the time to redo it!

Chris
Contact a local drywall supplier (NOT a "Home Improvement" Store) They can tell you what products to use, since they sell them.
Once it is done, apply the proper primer/sealer (paint) and proper kind of exterior top coat paint over the new work.
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Contact a local drywall supplier (NOT a "Home Improvement" Store) They can tell you what products to use, since they sell them.
Once it is done, apply the proper primer/sealer (paint) and proper kind of exterior top coat paint over the new work.
Will do Build Well. Again, thanks for the help.

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