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
On 7 Aug 2006 21:03:24 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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?
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