Drywall seam

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Old 04-25-16, 07:11 AM
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Drywall seam

Hello, a few years ago my husband patched a 2x3 hole in the wall. He put a new piece of drywall in, applied the mud on the seams but apparently didn't tape, which from what I've read is the proper way to do it. so now there is a long crack where the two dry walls met. Is there an easy fix for this, just reapply mud and paint again? Or do I tape the seam now and remud, I'm just worried there will be a visible difference between the two dry walls.
 
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Hi Red,I'm not exactly a pro, but have done a lot of drywall. IMO, adding to what is there will end up with a bump. Since it is now painted you can't just use moisture to soften the mud and scrape it off.

How big was the patch and is there space to each side. Drywall is cheap and if there is space you could simply cut a larger square, back up the edges, and install a new piece. But you want the new hole, if possible to be large enough to remove most or all of the old mud.

Place a straight edge across the area to get an idea as to how much of a bump is already there.

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There isn't much of bump, here is a pictureName:  image.jpg
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You should be able to sand the joint and then mud and tape. Paper tape does best, if you use the sticky mesh tape you'd need to use a setting compound to lock it down. The joint may need to be feathered out further now than if it had been done correctly the first time.
 
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Pretty small area would definitely be worth trying a new coat of mud and tape, as Mark explained.

If it doesn't come out as desired you can always remove all and start over. One of the biggest issues I've seen with patches is they become mountains. If you sand down to the paper, not through it, and apply the tape and mus as thin as possible you should be fine.

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Thank you! Will get on that today!
 
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I would make a small v-notch with a utility knife along all the edges, since it looks like they have lifted slightly. And I would definitely use setting compound- like Easysand 45- for a repair like this.
 
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