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Drywall patching


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12-03-10, 08:15 PM   #1  
Drywall patching

I'm about to patch an area with drywall, but it will butt against the wooden staircase.
Can I tape and mud the joint between the drywall and wood - will the mud stick to the wood?

 
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12-04-10, 04:07 AM   #2  
Usually an area like that gets flat taped and finished. Once the drywall finishing is done and primed you caulk where the drywall meets the wood. The j/c doesn't adhere well enough to wood to tape and mud onto the wood. Is it feasible to add a molding to hide the gap?


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12-04-10, 05:02 AM   #3  
Drywall patching

I'm trying to avoid using molding as I'm looking for a flush finish with the staircase.

 
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12-04-10, 05:43 AM   #4  
Then you'll need to flat tape, clean the mud off of the wood and caulk it after the wall is primed.


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