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Will folded drywall sheets create bubbles?

I am doing my first drywall project in my basement and the information I have received here has been very helpful. I had to fold my drywall into 6' lengths to carry them from my garage down my stairs. ...
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Should taping prefill overlap be removed before taping?

When you prefill gaps in drywall, do you sand the excess that is on the wall outside of the gap completely off before applying tape and mud or will the new mud and tape adhere to the prefill?
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How to repair peeling drywall tape [duplicate]

Our house has peeling drywall tape in several locations. The house was built in 2004 and we have lived in it for the last 7 years during which time the peeling does not appear to have gotten worse. ...
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Can I use a primer on drywall before taping and texturing, and does it need to be oil based?

We are remodeling and have exposed original drywall that was paneled over. The drywall has not been taped or textured, but eventually will be during the remodel. I don't know if it's because it was ...
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Is it necessary to fill all the joints before install drywall tape on them?

Is it true that fill up the joints before taping can prevent cracking?
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re-tape when replacing drywall sheet

I need to replace a couple of drywall sheets on the ceiling. The ceiling has already been taped and painted, so now I don't know how I can nicely re-tape and re-mud seams between the old sheets and ...
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How do I fix a crooked inside corner drywall line?

I recently removed a fireplace and added new drywalls to open areas that were behind the fireplace. I also added drywall tape to the inside corners, and metal corner beads to the outside corner. Only ...
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Reusing drywall sheets

I need to fix drywall ceiling and replace a couple of panels. I do have a few sheets taken off from another room (also from the ceiling), which means they're coated on one side, tape has been ripped ...
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How can I achieve a straight ridge line when taping a vaulted ceiling?

I was just wondering if there are any tricks (special techniques) to taping a vaulted ceiling which is very high, like 16 feet? I think it's too high for stilts. It's new construction on a small ...
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Why does my corner bead flange still show after multiple coats of drywall mud?

I'm done with my 2nd coat and still seeing plenty of light between outside beads and the wall. I swear I have used mud but it sure doesn't look like it. Some of them are filled but most are not. I ...
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Tear out regular mesh Fiba tape in tub setting?

I recently used mesh tape on all cement board corners on a tub area I’m about to tile. I didn’t realize there was mesh tape specifically designed for cement board. I just used the regular stuff for ...
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Do I need to tape inside corners where tile will be set on one wall?

I am planning on tiling a Denshield wall which is surrounded by two finished drywall walls (inner corners). Do I need to tape the edges, or am I ok with a bead of silicone?
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Replacing drywall panels: butt or tapered edge?

When re-opening walls for plumbing, electrical changes I elected to remove whole drywall panels, when replacing these with new panels should I present a tapered edge to the previously finished edge? ...
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What kind of electrical tape is this?

I have found this electrical tape in several of my switch boxes. It appears that -- instead of wire nuts or wall nuts -- the wires have been twisted, soldered a bit, and wrapped in this odd tape. ...
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Taping or not unexposed wall joints

I have some joints between drywall and drywall and also drywall and cementboard that will not be exposed because they are behind cabinets. Do I still need to tape them together? Does taping provide ...
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Can removal of adhesive tape damage a tile?

I bought some small lights that attach to the wall with adhesive tape/sticker (3M). The label on the box says: Caution: Adhesive tape may remove paint or damage surface when removed If the ...
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Drywall taping/floating steps if finish will be skim coating

I am finishing up a master bath remodel which involved removing some walls, and creating new walls. I have: Hung new sheetrock for the new walls Patched the ceiling where the old walls were with ...
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Tape that is Safe for Paper Laminate

I have cabinets that are covered with paper laminate. I need to paint the surrounding walls. Blue painter tape removes the color of the laminate. What type of tape can I safely use that won't ...
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Applying joint compound over old and dirty drywall

The previous owner of this house put drywall up but didn't finish the walls. It looks like the drywall has been there for years and it's quite dirty. My question is: Is there any reason I shouldn't be ...
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Can I apply joint compound over drywall primed with PVA?

I hung drywall ceiling in my basement. I got impatient/lazy and decided to "finish" the project already by painting it with Kilz PVA Drywall Primer, even if the mudding & taping is not perfect yet....
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Install hooks to the ceiling of balcony

Long story short: Live in an apartment building, top floor. Balcony overrun with pigeons. Literally a quarter inch of bird feces covering the floor. I bought a bird net and want to hang it up. ...
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How to remove carpet tape from flooring?

I used Scotch Carpet Tape for Vinyl, Ceramic, and Hardwood. I've since removed the rugs, but the tape is stuck to the floor now. How can I remove it?
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paper (tape) showing after sanding

After some initial sanding of a taped joint, the tape/paper is showing. It's sticking out and frayed, and still needs some sanding. What are my options for dealing with this? should I apply more mud ...
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Painting Tape Application - One Foot Sections

I have read that one should apply painter's tape in single, one-foot sections instead of a long strip. The reason given is that when it is applied in one, long strip, the tape is stretched and won’t ...
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What tape to use in a damp room?

I want to put up paper shades in the bathroom but it came off with my regular tape. What's the most affordable tape that will hold up in moisture-filled room? Any of the Duck brand ones?
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Foil tape failure in HVAC unit

On a recent trip up into my attic, I found out that the air conditioner was blowing cold air into the attic. In several places at the AC unit, the foil tape had become unsealed. In the interest of not ...
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How do I tape new drywall that is butted up against a textured wall?

I'm replacing the bottom 12" of Sheetrock after water damage. The existing drywall is textured. How do I tape it? Do I have to sand off texture for 6" and then tape it and texture?
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Why doesn't duct tape work well on cables?

In the past, I've used duct tape on cables (e.g., Power, LAN). For instance, I taped cables to a wall, I taped cables together for storing etc. The taping often failed after some time: The taping ...
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How can I repair this broken bathroom tap?

So we had a bathroom tap that looks pretty much like this: the red lines I drew are where the tap has a kind of screw joint that separates the head from the side hot/cold taps. The problem is the ...
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Is it common for professional drywallers to tape narrow corners, but not mud over the tape if it's going to be covered with moulding?

Sorry to spam SE with questions relating to a job done by a company I hired to finish the project in my room, but some things seem very questionable to me. In the below pics you will see a narrow ...
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Will grid-lines in textured ceilings show through paint?

We just finished texturing our ceilings with a knock-down texture, however the following day we noticed wide grid-lines in the ceiling everywhere we taped and mudded. We did not prime/seal the ...
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