When that hardens, embed a strip of paper tape in taping compound a few inches beyond and directly over the patch.
Then embed paper tape in taping compound directly over the patch (Photo 3) and overlay it with two or more wide layers of taping compound.
Then you have to apply tape and several coats of regular taping compound
A 1-gallon pail of taping compound
and roll of tape.
That's because walls are rarely the perfectly flat surfaces that first meet the eye, On closer inspection, you'll find lumpy mounds of taping compound, corners that are out of square and wavy walls--no matter how well your house was built.
When you lay baseboard against a wall and see gaps between the top of the trim and the drywall, it's usually because of a misaligned stud or a built--up ridge of taping compound over a joint.
When possible, leave a few inches of drywall at corners so you won't have to spread taping compound
onto adjacent walls or ceilings and repaint them as well
2 MIX 45-minute setting-type taping compound
in a mud pan to the consistency of peanut butter.
Many problems--slow-drying taping compound
, crushed drywall edges and protruding screwheads--interrupt the smooth, efficient flow of your work.
Taping" refers to the process of filling fastener holes, applying joint tape and three layers of taping compound to seams and corners, and then sanding (see "Perfect Drywall Joints," Feb.
The thinner edge of the drywall makes it hard to properly fill the beaded edge with taping compound.
The most popular for do-it-yourselfers is regular taping compound
(USG's PLUS-3 is one brand).