A very thin layer is usually applied
So that guy doesn't apply a coat over the tape immediately after he embeds the tape. I guess he puts the coat over after it dries.STEP 2: Spread mud, apply tape, wipe tight
STEP 3: Tape The Angles
Nope. I never would have even thought about that for butt joints and such.( but i knew for corners) I appreciate the help. You probably saved me a bit of frustration.BTW. Has anyone yet told you to look at your tape and see if it has a pronounced center bead or ridge? That side goes against the wall... always. You do not want that raised center of the tape sticking out into the room. And sometimes, as it dries, it will spring outward, and do just that.
Three coats of drying compound in one day? Or, are you using setting compound for the first coat?Pros use a banjo or other automatic tape applicators. these embed the tape on both sides with compound. Why do you not see this as the same as a very thin top coat? I use 5' diameter fans to dry the compound. This air flow allows be to do a basement in two days. For smaller jobs like a bath I can do all three coats the same day and never had any problems.
this is the very thin coat that WillieT and I are talking about. Not to go back and add a second coat until the first is dry.Granted there may be a bit of residual mud left,