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I have two holes to fix in my ceiling, both are in the 1'x2' range. Plus, as
an added bonus the ceiling is knowdown textured. I'll put up a couple of
backing strips to give the drywall support. I will be using paper tape, not
the fiber mesh. My question is: Should I overlap the tape at the corners of
the repair?

Thanks,

John


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I have two holes to fix in my ceiling, both are in the 1'x2' range. Plus,
as
an added bonus the ceiling is knowdown textured. I'll put up a couple of
backing strips to give the drywall support. I will be using paper tape,
not
the fiber mesh. My question is: Should I overlap the tape at the corners
of
the repair?

Thanks,

John

yes, assure ample joint-compound under tape. It should shrink somewhat as it
dries.
I try to scrape off excess ceiling texture about 1 to 1-1/2" from edge of
existing hole before applying tape.
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On Tue, 5 Oct 2004 12:50:43 -0600, "JJ" wrote:

I have two holes to fix in my ceiling, both are in the 1'x2' range. Plus, as
an added bonus the ceiling is knowdown textured. I'll put up a couple of
backing strips to give the drywall support. I will be using paper tape, not
the fiber mesh. My question is: Should I overlap the tape at the corners of
the repair?

Thanks,

John

Since it's textured, you can overlap the tape. When it's flat, I run
the longest sides a bit long and then cut the shorter pieces to fit
inside. It's a little easier to finish that way without humps. With
texture, you'll never see the overlap. Hardest part will probably be
matching the texture reasonably well.

Paul


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Absolutely, good luck trying to match it up! You will probably have to redo
the whole ceiling with knockdown to match it without seeing the seam. I've
had no luck.

Dave

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On Tue, 5 Oct 2004 12:50:43 -0600, "JJ" wrote:

I have two holes to fix in my ceiling, both are in the 1'x2' range. Plus,
as
an added bonus the ceiling is knowdown textured. I'll put up a couple of
backing strips to give the drywall support. I will be using paper tape,
not
the fiber mesh. My question is: Should I overlap the tape at the corners
of
the repair?

Thanks,

John

Since it's textured, you can overlap the tape. When it's flat, I run
the longest sides a bit long and then cut the shorter pieces to fit
inside. It's a little easier to finish that way without humps. With
texture, you'll never see the overlap. Hardest part will probably be
matching the texture reasonably well.

Paul




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