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How do you tape and sand a drywall joint after hole in wall has been repaired with piece of drywall.

How do you tape and sand a drywall joint after hole in wall/cieling has been repaired with piece of drywall?

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Posted 2013-10-18T16:23:23+0000  by smada smada
 

Hello Smada,

 

The process of taping the joints are the same if you are repairing or hanging new drywall so here is a link to our Project Guild on how to tape drywall.

 

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Please let me know if you have any questions on how to attach the drywall.

 

Thanks again for joining the How-to community.

 

Post some pictures of your repair. I would love to see it.

 

Posted 2013-10-18T21:54:41+0000  by Christine_HD_OC

 

smada,

 

The best taping product for patching holes is the thin fiberglass tape. It is self-adhesive and allows the drywall compound to ouze through the tape into the gap. Its thin profile also means you don't have to have a heavy a build up of "mud', hence it shows less. Use drywall compound for the patching. It is relatively easy to sand and can be blended into the old wall texture. After the patch has been sanded as best as can be  with a sanding block, take a dampened sponge and go around the edge of the patch. Drywall compound will re-dissolve and blend into the old sprayed texture, or even out  old heavy roller texture.

 

After the patch looks really good, you can spray on matching wall texture, if that is what you have, or take a ragged old roller and deliberately try to leave a heavy texture to emulate the existing roller texture around the flat new patch. A too smooth patch in the middle of a wall will stand out against the surrounding texture of the wall, especially if you have a paint of a higher sheen such as satin or semi-gloss.

 

Hope this has helped

 

Posted 2013-10-18T21:55:23+0000  by ordjen
 
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