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Joining an old sheet rock wall new sheet rock


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Old 06-06-07, 08:37 AM
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Joining an old sheet rock wall new sheet rock

I'm remodeling my bathroom, I need to replace the sheetrock on 2 of the walls, the old walls are OK, but painted many times over, the same for the ceeling. I'm I going to have a problem with taping over the old walls/ceeling where it joins the new sheet rock?? Or should I just replace all sheetrock in the bathroom?
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Old 06-06-07, 12:26 PM
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There is no problem taping the new rock to the old. If the paint on the wall is shiny, dull it a bit by hitting it with some sand paper, to dull it, then just mud-tape-mud. should be good to go.
 
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Old 06-06-07, 05:24 PM
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Drywall will last a lifetime if not damaged. Unless the walls are beyond repair it might be easier to repair what you have. A skim coat can make an old tired wall look new again...... and a whole lot less work

Old and new drywall are joined all the time [repairs] as noted above just sand or scrape if needed to get a fairly smooth nonglossy area to tape.
 
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Old 06-12-07, 06:13 PM
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Smile Thanks for your input

Thanks for the input. I went 1/2 way, one wall was really bad, so down it came, the other will get repaired and matched to the new stuff. I hope.
 
 

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