Taping needed for second drywall layer?


Old 02-16-13, 09:36 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: United States
Posts: 1
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Taping needed for second drywall layer?

I'm about to hang new drywall over an existing celling that is drywall and plaster. The old ceiling has that popcorn look to it but with plaster so its to difficult to scrape off. Do I need to tape the new drywall since its s just a second layer? Will the seams still crack and separate with time? Thanks for any advise.
Old 02-16-13, 09:43 AM
XSleeper's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 26,839
Received 855 Votes on 783 Posts
yes, you always tape the joints and corners no matter what.
Old 02-16-13, 10:33 AM
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA - N.E.Tn
Posts: 47,948
Received 384 Votes on 340 Posts
Yep you always tape the joints/corners. The only time you wouldn't tape is if you were hanging 2 layers of drywall then the 1st layer wouldn't need to be taped....... unless it's a fire wall.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: