Painting throughout & Dry wall tape
We have been getting quotes on painting nearly the entire house and there is no consistency amongst the rates, nor the type of work.
We have a problem in each room that the dry wall tape has lifted and the tape is dry and hard and crusty. In one room it is bumpy.
The dude who wants to remove all the old dry wall tape and put new stuff in is a general contractor who does remodeling. His quote is 2500 more than the painter who simply says he could fix the tape by putting his putty knife under it, where it has lifted, sticking the product under there and over the top, then smoothing it out.
Here is my question: does the painter dude know what he is talking about when he says the lifted tape can be repaired by this method above or is the remodeling dude correct when he says it must be ripped off and completely replaced?