Should i mud and tape the dimpled edges before the non-dimpled edges(the non dimpled edges meet the dimpled edges in some places)?Or should i mud/tape and let dry the dimpled edges first and then do the non dimpled edges?I have next to zero exp doing mud/tape.You tape them as you would any other joint, but you taper the compound over a longer path12+" on either side of the joint. There will be a bump, but done right, it is barely noticeable.
Well all i had was the 14in trowel and a 6in knife...The trowel felt very awkward immediately so i tried the 6in knife.It felt very natural.However i am sure its gonna look like an abortion and there wil be plaenty of sanding.Anyway i think i will go out nd buy a 10 or 12 in knife to do a third coat.What kind of tape did you end up using?? If it's paper, you shouldn't need to sand at all. If mesh, just lightly brush to smooth out. ... Choose your weapon as the one that has the most comfortable feel to you. I'd say knife and pan, but I know there are those who advocate the hawk and trowel. I've never used them (on drywall anyway...).