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Old 09-10-13, 07:40 PM
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taping finished ceiling corner drywall

Hello everyone,

I am remodeling my bathroom and I had to remove the walls around the shower as part of the tile replacement job. So I put on new purple drywalls and I already read about taping drywalls to understand the basic technique for it.

Now, I didn't replace the ceiling thus it has some texture to it. Could you please let me me know how to tape the corner at the change of plane from the ceiling to the walls? Do I use the same method as if I had an unfinished flat ceiling?

Many thanks
Old 09-10-13, 08:00 PM
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Since you have texture on the ceiling that you don't want to get into, you could probably do what is called "flat taping". That's when you only apply the tape to the wall, but get it as close to the ceiling as you can. When the tape is dry and ready for the next coat, you just try to not get any mud on the ceiling as you cover the tape. Fill the joint next to the ceiling, but don't make a mess ON the ceiling.

In preparation for this it sometimes helps to take an angled sanding sponge and use the point of the sponge to sand the edge of the ceiling to kind of make a groove in the ceiling texture. That way your knife doesn't get into the texture as you work on the wall.
Old 09-11-13, 02:56 AM
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What sort of "texture" do you have? Knock down, swirl, orange peel, popcorn? If the latter, it all needs to come down, anyway, as bathroom moisture will do it for you in a few months, only in pieces.
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I would add that if you flat tape the walls to the ceiling, after you've finished and primed the walls - caulking the joint between the wall and the ceiling.

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