Sorry, I can't figure out how to flip the photos to the correct orientation.
Since the tape currently wanders back and forth and doesnt make a straight line, is there any trick for how I should make it appear straight? Snap a chalk line and mud/sand to it?
It's not the fact that I can see the tape that's the problem - it's that the line or joint where the two planes intersects is not straight.It doesn't really matter how crooked the tape is as long as it's adhered to the drywall and there aren't any air bubbles under it. As noted above once it's covered with mud you'll never see the tape.
I think there is supposed to be a line. If you look closely, the ceiling portion close to the wall is flat for a couple feet , and then angles up. Is that right ?I think you might be over thinking this. There won't be any lines when you are done.
Colbyt, that may work. What I've been having a hard time figuring out is how to establish a straight line now that there's already a crooked line there. I could get a piece of cheap trim board or whatever, screw it down to establish a line, mud to it, let that dry, then mud the other side.
And if it still looks like crap, cut it out and start over. Thanks.
You're correct. The ceiling is flat for a foot or so, then slopes up at a 2:12 pitch. (It's a shed dormer, and the ends of the rafters were cut flat instead of having a bird's mouth to give maximum head room.) Where those two intersect is a crooked line instead of a straight line. Either they didn't cut the sheetrock straight or they didn't use tape with some type of structure to it to give a straight line.I think there is supposed to be a line. If you look closely, the ceiling portion close to the wall is flat for a couple feet , and then angles up. Is that right ?
That is harder for a rookie, but still do-able.
The first photo with the bowed wall looks more like a framing issue than a taping issue. Easiest thing might be to get the baseboard molding to follow that curve. Other options are not so easy.
Yeah, one of those variable corner beads should work, but to do that I probably need to rip out the old bead or tape first so it doesn't build up too much.Make it a very thin piece of wood. Lattice or screen mold come to mind.
Or maybe one of the variable corner beads? https://www.homedepot.com/s/variable%20corner%20bead?NCNI-5