Best strategy for dealing with ceiling drywall joints?

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Topic by kokako posted 07-13-2015 10:10 PM 12866 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-13-2015 10:10 PM

I have scraped clean a ceiling that had a texture applied and this has exposed the joints between the drywall sheets that were previously covered by the texture crap.

The drywall panels are nailed, so i was planning to add screws to better secure the panels, but I was wondering what the best way to deal with the joints?

Should just tape and mud like you would do a wall? My concern is that there is not much space for the mud to go in between the sheets.

Thanks for advice.

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07-14-2015 12:30 AM

Yep. Tape and mud. Just like a wall. It’s not easy – which is why they love to do textured ceilings.
Looks like you have large differences in thickness up there. Is that right? Make sure you don’t have movement between the sheets. Even paper tape wont withstand that.

-- Measure twice, cut once.

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07-14-2015 11:22 AM

Putting some screws in there may be a big help. From the picture, there are a lot of questions. Making sure the panels are secure – is first, then tape and mud.

You do know that the object is not to fill fill the grooves, it is to cover the joints and make them invisible.

-- Love woodworking and fixing most anything

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07-15-2015 09:16 PM

What about the old nails? should I leave as is, bang them through, or remove?

Anyone know a trick for getting them out with out damaging the dry wall?

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07-16-2015 01:58 PM

Leave the nails. They only hold if you want to take them out.

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