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11:02AM | 01/30/14
places where two cut drywall edges are put together looks like there is 1/4 inch step...we want to make it look as level as possible...what should we do? we don't want to screw it up

David, Moderator

11:39PM | 01/31/14
Member Since: 11/15/13
262 lifetime posts
It sounds strange that there is a 1/4" difference on 2 cut edges but that's OK.
Use a utility knife to bevel the high edge just enough to take the sharpness off.
Apply drywall mesh tape on the entire length over lapping the seam.
This may take 3 or 4 coats of compound. First you need to fill in the low area. Use a 10" drywall blade and cover approximately 5" on both sides of the seam. You want to move out further on each additional coat. The object is to cover large area and blend it in.
Try to feather off the edges as thin as you can to make the sanding process easier.
You may end up covering a 2ft area to blend in.
Take your time, concentrate on filling in but also watches your edges.
Scrape you 10" over the area in between coats to remove high areas.
Sand on the final coat
Hope this helps
If you have any more questions, feel free to ask
David


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