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I am finishing out a living area in our barn, complete with kitchenette and full bathroom with a shower. The drywall is up and ready for the next step... Since we plan to finish every wall and ceiling with wood paneling (and water resistant paneling in the bath) is there any point to taping the drywall seams? I thought it would be nice to do to prevent air infiltration (even though the walls are well insulated) and/or be just one additional layer of protection against insects working their way in... is tape and mud worthwhile in my situation or just a waste of time and money?
 

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I would tape and single coat it just to seal it up. Less air infiltration and if one of the seams of your paneling falls on a tapered drywall edge, it will create a dip in the paneling.
 

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Agree with Maint.6, the taper may cause a problem. If the board is laid down, I'd say just tape and not worry with a fill coat.....
 

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Sorry, had a glitch and posted twice by accident.
 
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