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Paper tape you apply mud first then bed the paper tape with mud still wet. Apply a thin layer of mud slightly wider than width of tape Lay tape over seam Scrape the paper tape with a taping knife to bed the tape. A thin layer of mud will cover the tape in the process. Feather the edges of the mud with a wide knife (10" - 12") wait until dry and scrape down ...


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The fan may be able to be salvaged, only inspection and testing after it has been dried out can determine this. All the components should be removable from the metal box that is fastened to the ceiling joists. Be sure to turn off power at the breaker before doing any electrical work, though many fans simply unplug from the containing box. Just to be safe. ...


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The paper type drywall tape is attached to the wall with the first thin coat of drywall mud and then covered over with a thin layer of additional wet mud. Some installers may even wet the paper tape before installation. The paper type is a pain to use though in comparison to the modern type of fiber glass screen mesh tape. This type comes with a glue on ...


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If the current walls are textured with an orange peel texture, then, yes, go ahead and use the 'texture in a can' to replicate. Every wall in our house is orange peel (blech) so when I created an interior bump out with new sheetrock, I caved in and sprayed to match. I was pleasantly surprised to find the texture-in-a-can is rather easy to apply and seems ...


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You can use either all the way through. I have personally used both all the way through more than a few times and have mixed. There are generally some differences. the lightweight end mix is thicker, meaning that the regular can actually be better for a final coat since it goes on thinner the lightweight is easier to sand but I hardly sand... so this ...


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Four inch and six inch recessed fixtures consist of two main parts - the can and the trim. They need to match. The first issue will be getting the old can out. If it is old-work style, it may be held in just by pressure clips on the sides, fairly easy to remove. If it is new-work style, it will be attached to framing members, either directly or with a brace ...


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I would need to see pictures of what said bulbs look like in your current cans but I can tell you that they sell thousands of varieties of recessed lighting trim for 6 inch cans. I am almost positive you can find trim that will work for your 4 inch retrofits and you don't have to touch the drywall.


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There are rollers that will texture pre-mix joint compound, they look like ramen-noodles-in-a-tube. If they are too much, you can smooth down afterwards with a wide taping knife. Prime after the surface is well dried, 10-15% moisture



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