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    Sheet Rockers

    For those of us who can't afford Chizland, and must DIY. Which do you prefer: Fiber tape or paper?
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    Re: Sheet Rockers

    Fiber tape is what I prefer except for when I have done inside corner joints and then I wished I had one of those doo-hickeys where you put the mud at the bottom of the pan and had a roll of paper tape in it that you ran throught he mud and stuck it in the corner.

    I think I just confused myself.



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    Re: Sheet Rockers

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    Re: Sheet Rockers

    The couple of times I've done sheet rock work I've used paper tape and it seemed to work fine.


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    Re: Sheet Rockers

    Fiber tape, everywhere. Just get a corner drywall knife and you will have good corners. It make the first coat a lot faster.

    My question is 2 coats of mud or 3.


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    Re: Sheet Rockers

    Fiber for most, paper on inside corners and the metal/paper corner pieces for outside corners



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    Re: Sheet Rockers

    Thanks, I had always used fiber before this time and thought I'd try the paper. Seemed to me like the paper worked better in the inside corners (as stated above) and where I had an end butted up to to a side. I had a few blisters with the paper that had to be corrected.

    I've really taken my time-this time with the mudding and three thin coat is the way to go. I think I will have very little sanding, which I hate



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    Re: Sheet Rockers

    Quote Originally Posted by cychhosis View Post
    Thanks, I had always used fiber before this time and thought I'd try the paper. Seemed to me like the paper worked better in the inside corners (as stated above) and where I had an end butted up to to a side. I had a few blisters with the paper that had to be corrected.

    I've really taken my time-this time with the mudding and three thin coat is the way to go. I think I will have very little sanding, which I hate
    When I've used paper tape, I'll wet it before putting it on the wall. It seems to help give you a smoother seam.



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    Re: Sheet Rockers

    Drywall? Get with the times people...

    Wood paneling ftw.



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    Re: Sheet Rockers

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    Fiber for most, paper on inside corners and the metal/paper corner pieces for outside corners
    That is exactly how I did mine.


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    Re: Sheet Rockers

    Quote Originally Posted by htownclone View Post
    Drywall? Get with the times people...

    Wood paneling ftw.

    Oh God, I have been peeling wood paneling off since we moved in. Our basement is full of it. Or my personal favorite is the wallpaper they layed right on top of the drywall paper. So when you remove it, you lose the drywall paper as well. The people that lived there before should be shot.



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    Re: Sheet Rockers

    Looks like I will be doing some sheetrocking after I fix the leak in the roof. I had alien like bulges appear on the wall this weekend. Had to pop them with a knife and drain them. I prefer fiberglass tape by the way.
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    Re: Sheet Rockers

    You need to get a contraption they call a banjo. You load the paper tape and mud in side of it and go to town. Just used one for the first time a couple months ago. It works really slick, you kinda need to people to use it but you can do a whole room in no time.



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    Re: Sheet Rockers

    Quote Originally Posted by htownclone View Post
    Drywall? Get with the times people...

    Wood paneling ftw.

    It would be a shame to cover that natural wood finish with Cardinal & Gold paint. I'll stick with the sheet rock.



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    CYKID, looks like you use quality paint!



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