Can I tape either side of drywall? ?


Old 03-25-03, 06:55 AM
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Can I tape either side of drywall? ?

What happens if I tape the wrong side?

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Old 03-25-03, 07:31 AM
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You mean to tape the back of the wall joint instead of the front that is seen?
Old 03-26-03, 06:15 AM
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Guess I worded it wrong

Is there a correct SIDE of the wall board to place against the studs, then screwing on and then placing tape on top (seen)surface to mud?
In other words can either side of drywall be put against the studs?
Old 03-30-03, 04:04 PM
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Most but not all brands of drywall have brown paper on the back, and that side goes towards the studs. A few brands are a little more difficult to tell, but you can tell the difference if you look. You can mud either side, but it's gonna take a really thick skim (finish) coat to cover it. Sorry I missed your ? earlier, been a hard week.
Old 03-30-03, 08:27 PM
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Deja vu.

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