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Inside angles over ninety degrees can be difficult
to keep strait. This is generally due to uneven
framing. Just tape it like you normally would.
Once that mud dries, apply another thick coat
with a rounded rubber knife. Now you can run
mesh tape down the center and apply another
layer of joint compound. Feather the edges and
smooth out your mud. Allow this to dry
completely before moving on.

Copyright 2010, by Glenn Raymond.

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     One of the most common mistakes made by
novice drywallers is the improper use of mesh
tape.  Mesh tape is excellent for a few things, like
patching up a job related injury.

     A salesperson will tell you mesh tape is the
way to go, don’t listen.  They’re just doing their
job, which is selling.  Never use mesh tape for
regular angles or along joints.

     I have fixed more problems from amateurs
applying mesh tape than I can count.  I am not
complaining, it is an excellent way to make
money.  Right now I am working on a job where
all the ceiling joints have hairline cracks due to
the use of mesh tape.

     Use the regular paper tape with the handy
fabricated crease down the middle.  Paper tape
is more durable and easier to repair should that
be needed, therefore saving the consumers
money.

Not for just anything!

 

Copyright 2010, by Glenn Raymond.