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Old 10-05-2014, 06:26 PM   #1
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Taping A Painted Corner


hey fellas, I couldn't get someone to tape/mud for me so i'm doing it myself, quick question, i have a corner that is half new drywall and half older painted drywall...can I tape and mud this corner like any other corner or is there something I need to do since i'm working with the older existing painted wall surface? thanks for the help, Anthony
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If the paint is flat, just mud as usual.

If the paint has a sheen, scuff with sandpaper before mudding.

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If framing/hanging is done correctly.........Flat tape and caulk..........sometimes no tape.............Framing is key here.

Otherwise like Sir Mixalot said.
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If framing/hanging is done correctly.........Flat tape and caulk..........sometimes no tape.............Framing is key here.

Otherwise like Sir Mixalot said.
then you spray a thick texture over that?
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I just caulk it if possible, then match the texture as best as I can.
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I used to do a lot of patch and repair work. Any time I would patch a spot, even if I had the exact paint the wall was painted with you could always see the patch because of the texture difference between the old paint and the new drywall compound. The new patch always looked smoother than the old texture. An old drywaller showed me the trick to get rid of the difference. You have to skim coat the existing wall. This makes the existing wall match the texture of the patch. It only takes a light skim and sand over the existing wall to make it match. In my opinion if you are going to tape onto the existing paint, you should skim the wall and repaint the entire wall. If you don't you will see the texture difference where you have taped the corner.
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I knew I should not have said anything. Who said anything about Texture.

And no, you can't just caulk it. It needs to be a solid connection.
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I said something about texture. He asked about taping onto an existing painted wall. Without a doubt, the difference in the texture will be the give away that there has been a patch job done. If you don't mind everyone knowing that you have made a repair, disregard what I said.
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I said something about texture. He asked about taping onto an existing painted wall. Without a doubt, the difference in the texture will be the give away that there has been a patch job done. If you don't mind everyone knowing that you have made a repair, disregard what I said.
I think we were both posting at the same time. You are 100% correct on skimming out the entire wall if you don't want it to be noticeable.

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thanks fellas, sounds like i'll have to give the homeowners a couple options and see how they want to go with it. thanks for the help, i appreciate it! ~Anthony
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I used to do a lot of patch and repair work. Any time I would patch a spot, even if I had the exact paint the wall was painted with you could always see the patch because of the texture difference between the old paint and the new drywall compound. The new patch always looked smoother than the old texture. An old drywaller showed me the trick to get rid of the difference. You have to skim coat the existing wall. This makes the existing wall match the texture of the patch. It only takes a light skim and sand over the existing wall to make it match. In my opinion if you are going to tape onto the existing paint, you should skim the wall and repaint the entire wall. If you don't you will see the texture difference where you have taped the corner.
ever try a rubber knife
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ever try a rubber knife
??? For skimming??
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??? For skimming??
when rework or patch work into texture you get this with
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when rework or patch work into texture you get this with
rubber knife you get this
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Oooo I get it now thanks!

Now I gotta get one
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rubber knife you get this
Sweet. I gotta get me one too.
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the red knife I used a plastic knife with a rubber tip from a dust pan and glued it on here is my 2nd knife and I did make a new one but don't have a pic... yet
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skim out the hole wall....no thank you
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rubber knife you get this
That knife will help do that stipple (or whatever it's called)? How? Does the blade have ridges?
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That knife will help do that stipple (or whatever it's called)? How? Does the blade have ridges?
it flows over the texture so it don't leave lines...I did this test without sanding or scraping it first....if it did scrap it first it would off looked sweet but it as to show how it works...
I use this tool for my fiberfuse tape (it don't rip it)
and texture repair / knock down where my big tool don't fit

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