Fixing Some Drywall

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Old 12-03-18, 09:10 AM
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Fixing Some Drywall



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I did some electrical work and had to cut a small section of drywall from the ceiling and top portion of wall. I kept the sections that were cut out and put the small squares back their respectful spots. Where the two sections meet at the top of the wall and ceiling (where they butt together), I am wondering if I need to tape and mud or just mud when I repair the drywall?
 
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Old 12-03-18, 09:47 AM
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It needs to be taped, without tape the joint will crack.
 
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Definitely needs to be taped. I'd go even farther an say you need to screw some wood backing in the holes. Otherwise there is no strength to the patches.
 
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Old 12-03-18, 02:55 PM
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Should I use mesh or non-mesh drywall tape?
 
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The mesh has a bad track record, if you use mesh it's imperative that you use a setting compound to 'lock' it in place. I almost always use paper tape.
 
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Old 12-08-18, 09:34 PM
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You should install some wood backing as mentioned earlier. Then use mesh tape and setting compound on all the joints.

You may have a problem matching the texture of the existing wall. Good luck.
 
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