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tearing out and redoing a bad drywall tape job HELP!

tearing out and redoing a bad drywall tape job HELP!

Old 09-03-18, 09:24 AM
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Unhappy tearing out and redoing a bad drywall tape job HELP!

Yesterday I mudded and taped new drywall seams with fiberglass tape. Went to bed. Read up some more about it vs paper tape, freaked out at all the bad things people have said about fiberglass, came downstairs, and ripped it all out from it's semi-wet/dry home. I have attached pictures of what it looks like now. This is my question: I am going to redo it with paper tape. Obviously I should let the drywall dry completely beforehand. Should I sand down the remaining mud to practically nothing before remedying and taping or is it ok to scrape off most of the excess with the mud knife and reapply directly over it. This is a very visible area in the living room so I need it to look great and hold up over time great. We are in CO so I am also worried about curing time since it is so dry. Any help is SO appreciated!
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Old 09-03-18, 09:32 AM
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While it wouldn't hurt to smooth things up with either sanding or a wet/damp sponge, there shouldn't be any issues with retaping.

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