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I worked in an apartment recently where all the 10 ft ceilings were lowered to 8ft. They framed down a 2x4 sub/ceiling and rocked it.

Was there a few weeks ago & returned today. They knocked out three or four room with a full 3 coats in one day. It looked great. As I looked closer I could see the color of the walls neatly cut in. It didnt look fresh. Now I wasnt there when they did this but it looks like they didnt tape the inside joint. Is that something some of you tapers do? Maybe flat tape the butt. I started thinking maybe they used a tear away around the room then put a small bead of caulk prior to priming the ceiling but I couldnt tell.

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I worked in an apartment recently where all the 10 ft ceilings were lowered to 8ft. They framed down a 2x4 sub/ceiling and rocked it.

Was there a few weeks ago & returned today. They knocked out three or four room with a full 3 coats in one day. It looked great. As I looked closer I could see the color of the walls neatly cut in. It didnt look fresh. Now I wasnt there when they did this but it looks like they didnt tape the inside joint. Is that something some of you tapers do? Maybe flat tape the butt. I started thinking maybe they used a tear away around the room then put a small bead of caulk prior to priming the ceiling but I couldnt tell.

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they should just put trim around the top if they were just going to calk it ...I think with out seeing any pic they used mesh with e z sand and just flat taped it
 

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Have seen ceilings redone where the internal angles around the border of the ceiling were flat taped(flat against the ceiling, no caulk) in order to not get mud / have to worry about redoing every wall as well.
 

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Yeah I would have thought the trim would be best but I don't think the caulk is a terrible idea. I could see flat tapping as a future line coming through.
 

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Yup. Flat taped and caulked.


With perimeter framing tied in to adjoining walls and board is screwed 6" oc That is a tight locked system I use.

Corner studs must be tied/locked in for this to work.
 
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