drywall tape questions
Well I have not taped anything in almost 15 years. Now I go and see the old style paper tape and a variety of mesh tapes. This will be for a basement job. I am not expert so I will be working slowly and not likely attaining proffessional results but thats ok, its just an area for the kids to hang out...so ease of use as well as durability is key.
Should I use the old style paper or one of these mesh type tapes? If mesh should I use the regular white or the orange mesh for extreme temps...remember, this is for a basement---cooler, warmer, maybe more humid at times...its not really conditioned down there yet except for a dehumidifier. Also, would I use a self stick mesh or not?
A quick taping question. I saw a video on DIY and found a few others and a technique is described for beginners where you (if using the paper) lay on mud and embed the tape and let dry. They then show subsequent layers of mud being applied perpendicular to the tape with a knife and then scraped off in the direction of the tape. What do you do with stuff that comes out the sides of the knife...this did not happen in the video and perhaps thats a sign of too much mud being on there in the first place.