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Drywall tape problem where wall meets ceiling

Posted by janralix (My Page) on
Mon, Jan 9, 12 at 0:16

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.

Thanks.


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RE: Drywall tape problem where wall meets ceiling

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


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RE: Drywall tape problem where wall meets ceiling

try some elmers white glue and see if you can stick it back down.


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RE: Drywall tape problem where wall meets ceiling

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.


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RE: Drywall tape problem where wall meets ceiling

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


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RE: Drywall tape problem where wall meets ceiling

"I don't know how much luck you'll have with an epoxy..."

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


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