Drywall gurus

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  1. 80sz

    80sz Veteran Member

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    Mesh here also,I cover it with a thin layer of durabond90,perfect for big gaps,and a first layer,it sets hard.
     
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    Yep, use a setting (durabond) type mud (comes in bags-powdered, has a little bit of plaster of paris in it) and use paper tape. That will be a good strong first coat, and it dries fast. You really want just a thin layer of mud under the tape, enough to adhere it to the drywall. For the 5 gallon buckets of mud... always mix your mud with a paddle mixer with a good 1/2 inch drill bit and you may need to add a cup or two of water to get it to the right consistency. Straight out of the bucket regular drywall mud is just a bit to thick.
     
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    Thin layer of mud.

    Then lay in wet tape, put it in a 5 gallon bucket of water.

    Set it in with a little mud.

    My wife and I renovated our 1900 sqft house, that's the way we did all of the joints. Zero issues after nearly 10 years.
     
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    Oh man...ain't that the truth? :)

    On my re-model, rather than drywall and try to "match" the previous work then prime and paint,we instead did a thinset cement with color added for an old-world look on the walls and ceiling, they added a nice 1/4" bullnose to all the edges and it really looks killer...only downside is it has to dry for 10 days before they can seal it so the fans are running as I type, tile guy was here today laying out the shower and floors. :crazy:

    Hey Laine-O...post up pics of your remodel man! :)
     
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    lol Probably not enough bandwidth on the site!:eek:
     
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    I used mesh ONE TIME. I ended up pulling it all back out of a textured ceiling after it cracked and redoing with tape. No more issues after that.
     
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    I wound up sticking with tape and if I do say so myself, it looks pretty good. On the inside and outside corners, I've been using this heavy duty tape but in several cases, it lifted some time after I put it on so now I'm thinking I'll go to the steel corners.
     

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