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Painting garage

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02-15-03, 03:25 AM   #1  
Painting garage


I want to paint my garage and want to know the procedures. They are currently unpainted drywalls right now and at the seams they are tapped and also with some "mudding". However, the nail spots are not covered and at the corners there are L shaped steels covering the drywalls.

How do I smoothen the surface before I paint? Do I need taping those nail spots and steels? Some corner L shaped steels are really rough, do I put putty on it to cover it up before priming and painting it? Can someone please tell me the correct procedures?


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02-15-03, 05:51 AM   #2  
Here is an article on drywall taping and mudding from Reader's Digest "The Family Handyman" magazine that may help you:
You will need to use sheetrock compound on the nails and corner beads (2 -3 coats), and probably another layer or two over the seams.
Once you have mudded (sanding in between coats), and gotten the walls and corners smooth, then you can prime everything and then paint it.
You might want to do a Search above on drywall finishing, also.
Good Luck!

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