Probably dumb questions, but have never done this kind
of repair before.
Have a sizable crack in drywall making up the
wall of one of our rooms. Will probably require
taping of the crack, first.
Think that drywall is the correct term for it, but
perhaps it should be called "plasterboard" ?
Saw at HD the fiberglass open weave tape that they apparently use for
tapeings like this. Also has an adhesive on one side.
Obviously, if I just put the tape over the crack before adding
the mortar compound, it will leave a sizable bump.
a. How is this potential bump handled ?
Does one just sand down perhaps a 1/32" or so before applying the tape
so that it
will be hidden before applying the compound over it ?
b. The tape I saw has an adhesive backing.
Is this a good feature ? Any particular type/brand to use ?
c. What is the name of the "stuff" I want to apply over the tape ? Are
there different types of ?
Brand suggestions ?
Heard about "Krak-Kote". Is this worth pursuing, as HD doesn't carry it,
Any other hints on doing a job like this would be most appreciated.