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Old 12-05-2005, 05:20 PM   #21
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Ken, - - I see nothing wrong with the caulked corners, - - though I myself only do it against existing textured ceilings, - - but as far as 'scraping' drywall out on the driveway ( ), - - break down and spend about $20 and get a drywall rasp (Amazon.com has 'em).

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Old 12-05-2005, 08:06 PM   #22
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I caulked a corner 2 weeks ago. It was only on a repair and it was inside a closet. Am I okay or is that the first step down the slippery slope?
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I caulked a corner 2 weeks ago. It was only on a repair and it was inside a closet. Am I okay or is that the first step down the slippery slope?

I dont care who we are, there will always be those little exceptions to the "rules" we normally try to abid by and in that case, sounds like a viable solution. I just could'nt see mudding an entire room and using caulk in the corners. Matching popcorn is very difficult and time consuming to do right, so i guess like anything else complete scope of the project is needed to be considered when trying to come up with viable solutions without remodeling at new house price.
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Old 12-05-2005, 10:27 PM   #24
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Hey, thanks for the answers guys, I really appreciate it!..I think I'll go a gloatin' over to Jacks garage tomorrow.
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well i knew the caulking theory would raise a few eyebrows but i do think that in some cases (small repairs in closets, investment homes, occupied offices) it's an economical alternative and has thus far been trouble free in those applications. a caulked seam by someone who knows what they're doing would look better than a mudded seam by someone who doesn't.

i agree it would make no sense to mud an entire room and then caulk the corners. but it does work well when butting up against popcorn and maybe i'm unskilled at it but i get my best results that way.

as a tool guy i'm shocked that i've never seen a drywall rasp. it will be on my to get list!

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Oh yea, the drywall rasp is gift for sure.

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as a tool guy i'm shocked that i've never seen a drywall rasp. it will be on my to get list!
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Ken, - - here's another real handy drywall tool you may or may not be aware of, - - makes real easy work of ripping narrow strips, - - it's 'width-adjustable' and it scores the paper on both sides at once.

http://www.all-wall.com/acatalog/Strippers.php

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I aspire to someday do an entire bathroom remodel using nothing but caulk.
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Aw c'mon, Mike, go ahead and use SOME drywall too.
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I cannot see caulk working. What does it adhere to? Chalk?
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I cannot see caulk working. What does it adhere to? Chalk?

Uh oh, now your catching on...is that a good or bad thing??

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We too hang the lid first and then the top portion of the wall and then the bottom. If the wall is between 8' and 9' we use 54" rock. If we have to have a band we also put it in the middle for ease of work. We use trowels and run them like a butt joint on it's side and they never show through.

We never worry about a corner having a taper or not. A good taper (person)will do fine with or without a taper (compressed edge).

We sometimes flat tape against textured ceiling and then caulk just to save time and look better. It is cheaper and faster to tape if there is no texture to worry about. It is much more expensive to caulk.
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Tom, those are some sexy drywall tools buddy.............

i think you liked that whole sidewalk technique.
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Actually, - - I do like that sidewalk technique.

I only bought a rasp because I didn't think of it!!
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You fellas ought to start thinking about taping and bedding your ceilings even when your going to use texture. Another helpful hint would be to prime your ceiling before texturing.
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Agreed, - - most of us are talking about transitioning new walls to existing (textured) ceilings. Flat taping (my choice) and caulking are both viable options.

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