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Just saw your question but no answer. Sorry about the repair on the glass tape. Crack are pretty common with mesh tape, especially if the mesh was covered with premix all purpose compound. Mesh tape should be covered with setting type compounds. More info can be found on the tapebuddy.net how-to manual. They cover the reasons for the different compounds.
on Jun 03, 2016
Cutting Drywall Like a Pro
Cutting drywall is one of the more easy cuttings that you will do when remodeling your house although you hear all kinds of horror stories of people making huge mistakes and having to re-hang drywall or use exorbitant amounts of putty to fix mistakes. Following just a few simple tips you can master the task of cutting drywall.
Most of the cuts that you will be doing will fall under the category of score, snap, cut. Because dry wall is fairly easy to cut, for a majority of cuts you will just need a scoring knife with just enough pressure to cut the paper and then you will be able to snap the drywall then you have to cut the paper on the back side and you are done.
For the major cutouts that you will be doing like doors and windows, the best way to go about doing them is to measure and cut the boards before you hang them. Its best to have someone help you hold the board in place.
There are two main types of saws that you will use a drywall rip saw and a keyhole saw. They each have their purpose and they should only be used for the purposes that they are meant for. The keyhole saw is for small cuts like holes for light fixtures, outlets and switches while the rip saw is for cutting drywall down to size like for doors and windows.
Once you have mastered the basics of cutting drywall you will be able to do more advanced home repairs and will spend less time worrying about cutting out pieces of drywall.
on Jan 30, 2016 | Drywall
Sheet rock on nine foot walls made easier
if you find yourself hanging nine foot walls with fiftyfour inch rock and the walls are
wooden framing, most have two boards running horizontal along the top. tap five
or six drywall nails along the top of the sheet were they will catch that top plate
and forget the screw gun save your back . use both hands get the sheet in place,
stay in tight with the sheet draw your hammer from your belt and tap in the prestarted nails.Three nails is enough to hold it if they are driven properly. But get
some screws in it asap. seems to save on my back hope it helps yours. Also works
well with two people as well.
on May 17, 2015 | PrimeSource Gypsum Board To Wood...
When using the drywall screwgun
Because the tip is brand new or you don't have a magnetic ti. Try tilting the gun a little sideways before you pull it away from the screw. Sorta like tilting a sweating glass a little bit before you lift it off of a coaster so that the coaster doesn't stick to the bottom of the glass.
Bosch SG45 4500...
on Mar 10, 2015
Paint bubbling and peeling soon after painting a newly rendered wall........how do we fix it?
Sorry for the paint peeling and bubbles. It's not the drywall tape that has bubbles... right? Paint can react like this when it is applied over a sanded wall that has not been cleaned and still has a layer of drywall dust on it. When primer is applied to the wall, it is best to use something to push the paint on the surface to combine the dust with the paint. This could be done using a paint pad but should be more than just rolled on. The paint needs to mix with the dust and stir it in with the paint so the paint get under the dust. You might try thinning the paint a little to allow for better attraction to the wall. So now how do you repair this? By scraping the loose paint off and starting with a new coat. You know. it could also just be bad paint.
on Mar 01, 2015
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