11:46AM | 11/04/01
Member Since: 11/03/01
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We have recently moved into a house with a room that was drywalled and painted about 10 years ago. It looks like it was done by a rookie, as all the seams are visible and cracking, especially on the ceiling. Is it possible to repair these spots before we re-paint?

Thank you


04:53AM | 11/05/01
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
Yes, if you're willing to re-tape and re-mud before painting. Also, if the ceiling has texture, that's more of a problem. But it can be done.


08:55AM | 11/05/01
Member Since: 11/03/01
3 lifetime posts
How much prep work would be required to re-tape? Can I tape and mud over the existing paint?


05:35PM | 11/05/01
Member Since: 11/04/01
14 lifetime posts
if the spots are not that big id go over it if you have to do all the seams you might want to put up 1/4" drywall over existing rock then tape and finish. if you ddecide to go over the paint and retape the drywall mud might loose the paint and bubble in time..

Jay J

03:13AM | 11/06/01
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
Hi turfman,

If you'd like to know the specifics about how to repair or refinish a taping job, there is PLENTY of good info on the WEB. Use your favorite WEB Search Engine and use keywords.

Other than that, spend a few $$$ on a good book. You can find them in the Home Centers, at Time/Life, and at Reader's Digest. Just make sure they talk about what you need to do. EVEN the mfgrs. of the 'mudding compound' have WEB sites and info there. If not, e-mail them. I'm SURE they'll be happy to assist.

My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator

PS: God Bless America!


11:49AM | 11/06/01
Member Since: 11/03/01
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Great, thanks for all your help people. I will take ti from there and do a major repair job.


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