mudding and taping ceiling/wall

Old 10-08-03, 06:34 PM
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mudding and taping ceiling/wall

Do you mud and tape where the ceiling meets the wall?
If so, do you bend the tape so that half is on the ceiling and half is on the wall?

Old 10-08-03, 07:11 PM
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Yes, you do use the tape where the wall meets the ceiling. Use the fiberglass mesh tape that has the self-stick adhesive. Works fabulous and do not use too much mud. Just enough to wet the tape. Second coat it will look very nice and you will not even have to sand, just knock off the rough edges with the trowell.
Good luck, Brad
Old 10-09-03, 01:45 PM
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Whoa! Don't use mesh tape in the corner. There is too much risk of cutting the mesh with your knife. Use paper tape. If you look at paper tape you will see that there is a line down the middle where you can bend it to fit your inside corner.
Old 10-10-03, 05:36 AM
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I agree with coops, use paper tape. Some folks prefer to use mesh tape over paper, the reasoning most give is that there's less chance of bubbles in the taping process, I don't agree with this line of thought personally, if the tape is bladed correctly, you will not have any bubbles. I only use mesh tape for repairing holes & such, or for crack repair.

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