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Steve007
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Finishing Wall Seams

Post by Steve007 » Fri Feb 18, 2022 2:38 pm

Hello all,

I am working on a bathroom in a 1996 dbl wide. I removed the trim boards from the seams and was going to mud, and tape them.

If I put a level across the seam, it is much taller than the rest of the wall. Approx. 1/4" at 12"-16" away from the seam on both sides in places.

The walls are the standard 3/8" vinyl wall paper junk.

I am thinking at this point, that I just need to tear them out and put up real sheet rock. Either that, or float the mud out 16" from the seam.

I appreciate any suggestions that you may have. Thank you.

Steve

lobuc
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Re: Finishing Wall Seams

Post by lobuc » Sat Feb 26, 2022 1:30 pm

I have done that on entire homes, more often than not the panels are stapled at the seams and glued at studs between. I would recommend to first screw it at every stud put screws at 1 foot intervals in the field and every 6" at seams. You can get a special bit that keeps from driving screws too deep as you don't want to rip through. Before any taping is done prime all panels with 2 coats of bonding primer then tape and mud. You will use alot more mud than initial guess but it's worth the effort.

Nous1964
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Re: Finishing Wall Seams

Post by Nous1964 » Thu Nov 09, 2023 5:13 pm

Steve007 wrote: Fri Feb 18, 2022 2:38 pm Hello all,

I am working on a bathroom in a 1996 dbl wide. I removed the trim boards from the seams and was going to mud, and tape them.

If I put a level across the seam, it is much taller than the rest of the wall. Approx. 1/4" at 12"-16" away from the seam on both sides in places.

The walls are the standard 3/8" vinyl wall paper junk.

I am thinking at this point, that I just need to tear them out and put up real sheet rock. Either that, or float the mud out 16" from the seam.

I appreciate any suggestions that you may have. Thank you.

Steve
Hey, Steve,

It looks like you have a difficult task ahead of you. 1/4 inch is a significant difference and it would be difficult to float out dirt that far without it looking obvious.

Here are a few options you may want to consider:

Rip out the drywall and replace it with new. This is the most time-consuming option, but it will give the best results.
Use drywall spacer. Drywall spacer is a thin strip of drywall that can be used to fill small gaps between sheets of drywall. To use drywall spacer, cut it to the width of the gap and then attach it to the back of the drywall sheet using screws. Once the gasket is attached, you can caulk and tape it as usual.
Use drywall compound designed for leveling. These compounds are thicker and more durable than regular drywall compound and can be used to fill large gaps and uneven surfaces. To use leveling compound, simply mix it according to the package instructions and then apply it to the drywall joint using a putty knife. After the leveling compound has dried, it can be sanded smooth and then painted over.
If you decide to use drywall spacer or leveling compound, be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully. It is also important to note that these methods may not be suitable for all situations. If you are unsure how to proceed, it is always best to consult a professional contractor.

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If you are not sure which wallpaper to choose for your kitchen, you can always seek help from a specialist.

larkimpressive
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Re: Finishing Wall Seams

Post by larkimpressive » Mon Dec 18, 2023 1:02 am

First, I would advise screwing it into each stud. Install screws every six inches at seams and every foot in the field. If you want to avoid ripping through, you may purchase a specialized bit that prevents you from driving screws too deeply.

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