drywall spackling

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Old 10-06-02, 07:09 AM
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drywall spackling

Should the spackle cover the entire width of the spackling knife? What do you do to prevent streaking as the spackle is spread?
How long should one wait for spackle to dry?
What gauge sandpaper is used sand dried spackle?
Should the knife be held at a near 45 degree angle, or is closer to 90 degrees better?
Please advise on these questions and other tips you might have to help make spackling of drywall look professional. Thanks. Dan.
 
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Old 10-08-02, 07:58 PM
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9.- Apply a coat of mud over all the nail or screw heads. It usually takes about three applications to cover the completely and get a smooth look. Let the mud dry completely before applying another coat.

10.- Apply the drywall mud down the joints of the drywall pretty generously. Now apply the drywall tape over the mud and using your drywall knife, smooth across the tape making the mud come out from under the tape. This will make the tape set in the joint. Make sure to get all the air bubbles out from under the tape.

11.- Once dry, apply a second coat by applying the mud with the 6" knife and smoothing with the 8" knife. This will leave a wider area of mud over the joint, it will give the wall a smoother look.

12.- Now sand all the screw heads and joints once they are completely dry just enough to smooth out the ridges.

13.- Apply another coat of mud this time applying with the 8" knife and removing with the 12" knife. allow to dry and sand smooth.

14.- Apply another coat if necessary as you did previously.

Don't try to finish the mudding the wall in one day, use several coats and let the drywall mud dry completely before applying another coat.

INSTALLING DRYWALL. Toolman Mike's Woodworking Shop. Retrieved 08 October 2002. http://toolmanmike.20m.com/homeimpro...ll/drywall.htm

You will also find detailed instructions with photos on this website at http://doityourself.com/wall/jointcompound.htm and info on what kind of sandpaper to use.
 
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Old 10-09-02, 05:28 PM
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thanks twelvepole. Appreciate the comments. I will definitely use the concept of starting with a smaller knife, then feathering with a wider knife. That makes a lot of sense. I noticed your comments started at 9. Did 1-8 get lost, or did the splackling info start at 9? thanks again. Dan.
 
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Old 10-09-02, 05:53 PM
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The answers to your questions started at #9. We use to be able to post active links, but some perverts posted some porno links, so now we paste and copy. If you have the patience to type in the link address, you can see the full article. You know what they say, one person can ruin it for everyone.
 
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Old 10-09-02, 05:56 PM
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OK, will do. Thanks, Dan.
 
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