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08-29-12, 06:34 AM   #1  
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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08-29-12, 07:06 AM   #2  
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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08-29-12, 09:21 AM   #3  
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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08-29-12, 09:45 AM   #4  
"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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08-29-12, 09:50 AM   #5  
Looks like I had a typo too hope it's not catching


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08-29-12, 09:53 AM   #6  
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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08-29-12, 10:27 AM   #7  
Any damage to the paper on the drywall/any exposed gypsum?

If not, you should be all set.

 
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