drywall & paint

hi everyone
i'm in the process of finishing my bsmnt and i've put a second layer of paint on the walls after two initial coats of primer. the joints are flat and smooth, but for some reason the paint drying on the mud makes the joints stand out. is there anyway to fix this at all? it's a bit of an eye sore but overall not a huge deal.
thanks for reading
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Put a thin layer of mud over the entire wall.

Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On 7 Aug 2006 21:03:24 -0700, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

Mudding joints takes a few steps. Use 3 or 4 sizes of knives, inspecting and sanding between each coat. Use a trouble light against the wall and look at the joint with your head against the wall--that way you will easily see the bumps, ridges, and areas that need attention. Gloss paint will show defects more than flat paint.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

Flat or Eggshell paint, even semi-gloss in a darker color makes those sanded areas stick out.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

It's a bit late to concern yourself with taping after the painting has begun. since it's not a big deal I would suggest you just finish up and call it good enough. Yu can do a better job next time.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

Is drywall fastened at all studs? If not, it might be bulging a tiny bit. My only experience with taped joints showing was because they were sanded and a tad smoother than the wall. I imagine that is your problem. POSSIBLY, another coat of paint will help blend the difference in texture. Flat wall paint, right? Allowed plenty of time for joint compound, primer, and paint to dry, right?
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.