New wall meets stippled ceiling


Old 02-06-19, 07:37 PM
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New wall meets stippled ceiling

We recently put up a wall in our home that butts up to a stippled ceiling. Not sure how to tape/mud the joint at the ceiling or what to do with the stipple? Want to keep the stippled ceiling (which was painted years back), but just not sure on how to proceed.
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Old 02-06-19, 07:44 PM
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You can flat tape it. What that means is that you would mask off the ceiling about 1/4" away from the new drywall (to keep the ceiling clean) then when you mud and tape the joint between the new wall and the ceiling, you will just run the tape tight to the ceiling... finishing the wall only.

First, sand any texture off the first 1/8" - 1/4" of the ceiling. A sanding sponge with a 45 degree corner can be used to do that. Then mask off the ceiling. Use lightweight setting compound to prefill any gap between the ceiling and the new drywall before you start to mud and tape. Then bed your paper tape in thinned joint compound... lay the tape flat, with one side of the tape touching the ceiling... and wipe it down tight. Then continue to finish the wall.
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You have 3 options; flat tape as X described, scrape the ceiling back about 6" and tape normally [requires matching the ceiling texture] or install crown molding.
Old 02-12-19, 11:00 AM
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Awesome! Thanks for the tips!!

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