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Should I sand down the drywall or put more mud to even it out?

I would sand down the worst of the high spots and then get a nice wide (12" at least) taping knife and some light white mud and go over it ....may have to scrap or even sank a bit between coats ....
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How to mud painted wall to accommodate new lower baseboards

You'll want to use a lite topping mud or all purpose, not hot mud as it is hard to sand. I would use a 5" or 6" knife and go around the perimeter and fix areas as needed. If you have access ...
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Drag marks when feathering joint compound

Feathering and 6" knife are not exactly things that go together. 12" or 16" knife goes with feathering and 6" knife goes with getting a first coat over the tape. Which you let dry ...
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Should I sand down the drywall or put more mud to even it out?

Paint doesn't sand well. It balls up and makes a worse mess of the wall. Coarse-grit paper will do the job, but then you need to skim to fix surface texture. If anything, scrape off any lumps with a ...
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Should I sand down the drywall or put more mud to even it out?

You are right. Your mudding skills need improvement and the right tools. It is all in the wrist. Start over by sanding the mud till it is perfectly flat. Sanding will create lots of dust so use vacuum ...
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Drywall Corner Order (inside/outside)

Yes, you can trim your corner bead paper. If you are going to do so, I would run your corner bead first and then tape over the top to help hold it all together. If you aren't trimming the corner bead ...
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New home with textured wall and popcorn ceiling. Skim coating?

Unless you have a lot of experience (or want to take the time to develop it on this project) it's normally faster to get to smooth if you attach 1/4" drywall over the textured surface you want to ...
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Covering grout line behind shower edge trim

Yes, float the drywall's surface right up to the start of the trim. Be sure to get an even reveal all the way up. A little wave here and there is no big deal, where the caulk's edge on the trim is the ...
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Should I sand down the drywall or put more mud to even it out?

I'd sand it down to get it smoothed out then go over with one or two more coats. It's still some work, but it will come out better than if you just start adding more mud as-is. If you go over it as-is ...
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