Drywall tape problem where wall meets ceiling

janralixJanuary 9, 2012

In a 35-year-old apartment bathroom I have a situation where the drywall tape in the wall/ceiling juncture is coming loose on the ceiling. In other words, there is a crack where the tape is letting loose on the ceiling. It's not a hairline crack - it has already separated.

Is there a quick and easy way to fix this? The ceiling is textured (not popcorn, but the old-style "stomped" and painted mud) and I really don't want to get into re-doing that if I can help it.


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Clean it up and tape it again. Paint with vapor barrier paint and provide mechanical ventilation for the bathroom. Where is the landlord?

    Bookmark   January 9, 2012 at 9:02AM
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try some elmers white glue and see if you can stick it back down.

    Bookmark   January 9, 2012 at 1:03PM
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Don't want to tape again - looking for a quick and easy fix (see OP).

Already tried Elmer's - didn't work - but thanks.

I'm gonna try an epoxy.

    Bookmark   January 9, 2012 at 9:02PM
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Wet the area to soften things up, push it down and put a coating of joint compound over it. See if that will get it. I don't know how much luck you'll have with an epoxy, but good luck

    Bookmark   January 10, 2012 at 9:00AM
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"I don't know how much luck you'll have with an epoxy..."

And you will seriously screw things up for the next repair.

    Bookmark   January 10, 2012 at 9:31AM
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