mating old and new drywall

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Old 08-29-12, 06:34 AM
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mating old and new drywall

I removed a soffit from old kitchen. So now I have 2 feet of ceiling and top 2' of wall exposed. So I have to mate the older drywall to the new- What is the best way to prepare older drywall (ceiling) where the 2 meet? just sand? Also should I install the ceiling piece first- than the wall?
 
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Old 08-29-12, 07:06 AM
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Ceiling first and then the wall. I would do nothing more than remove anything on the existing drywall other than tape - the surfaces don't have to mate all that well, you'll have to mud and tape the joints just like on an all new installation anyway.
 

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When you removed the soffit did you also remove the tape? [both sides of the fold]

Not sure what Mitch means by removing the paint Joint compound will adhere fine to flat paint, glossy paint just needs to be scuffed up some with sandpaper.
 

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Old 08-29-12, 09:45 AM
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"Not sure what Mitch means by removing the paint"

Typo - fixed now - I meant TAPE, not PAINT.

Thanks for catching that, Mark.
 
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Looks like I had a typo too hope it's not catching
 
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when the sheet rock came out (old sheet rock)- the tape on the joint between it and the ceiling came out too
 
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Any damage to the paper on the drywall/any exposed gypsum?

If not, you should be all set.
 
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