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03-10-02, 01:05 PM   #1  
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new drywall wall to existing ceiling

I've extended an existing wall with new drywall. Should I use drywall tape at the ceiling where the new wall & the ceiling meet, just like I'm working in a corner? I am new working with drywall, so I'm a little unsure. Thanks.

 
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03-11-02, 02:29 AM   #2  
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Yes, tape and spackle the seam up onto the existing ceiling and you'll get a nice smooth transition. By the way, here's a little tip for doing corners: if you can't work the spackle in well enough and/or the seam cracks, scoop up some spackle with a wet finger and smooth it along the corner.

 
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03-11-02, 02:40 AM   #3  
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Thanks Dynagirl. I also heard that you can use caulk in the corners just before the primer goes on.

 
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03-11-02, 02:49 AM   #4  
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Thanks Dynagirl. I also heard that you can use caulk in the corners just before the primer goes on.
Yes, that works too! I've done it before when I had an especially ornery corner.

 
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