Uneven joints of drywall


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Old 01-15-20, 03:41 PM
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Uneven joints of drywall

I had to install new drywall next to old panels. They turned out uneven in some parts. The most uneven part I'd about 3/16ths or so. How should I go about mudding this?
 
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Old 01-15-20, 03:45 PM
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If you prefill one side of those joints before you tape it will make taping a lot easier. One coat of mud on the low side of the joint with a 10" knife. Let it dry before you tape.
 
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Is it ok to use mesh tape?
 
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Old 01-15-20, 09:11 PM
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IMO you should only use mesh tape if you intend on coating the tape with setting compound.
 
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Sticky tape [mesh] has a poor track record when used with ready mixed joint compound. Setting compounds dry harder and help to lock the sticky tape in place drastically reducing the failure rate. While setting compounds aren't as easy to sand they do speed up the repair process.
 
 

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