patching drywall

Reply

  #1  
Old 02-11-02, 04:44 AM
arthropod98
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
patching drywall

we've got a sunroom that was drywalled VERY poorly. the tape on all the joints is peeling up, and it looks horrible! now, to repair this, should i simply remove the old tape, and redo?? i'm assuming i should put on some compound, apply the MESH tape, put on some more compound, then go back and sand?? do i have all the steps right here?? THANKS!!!
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 02-11-02, 05:46 AM
coops28's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 1,752
You are on the right track. Definitely remove all loose tape. If you use mesh tape you don't have to apply mud first. It sounds like, since it's such a bad job, that you will have to feather the bad joints out pretty far to cover the uglyness. Take your time and you will be fine. It may take a few coats too.
 
  #3  
Old 02-11-02, 05:52 AM
arthropod98
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
thanks for the tips!!

one other question . . . this room gets pretty hot in the warmer months. now, would that cause the paint to "slide" in a small U pattern on the wall?? i don't see any stains, and the drywall feels fine, so i really don't think it's water damage.
 
  #4  
Old 02-11-02, 06:06 AM
coops28's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 1,752
I've never experianced that. I'm not a painter so I dont know. But if it gets hot and humid in that room make sure your drywall is sealed really well or the moisture will damge your drywall.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes