I normally use a new blade, & it doesn't matter, it wouldn't matter if
you used a saw, unless it was a circular saw. That is just one of
those things that seems like it ought to work but, doesn't. Still I
don't care what others do, so long as I don't have to follow them. BTW
the advise others gave on the paintable chalk, is a +1 that is the
easiest and the best.
On Wed, 10 Feb 2010 13:00:52 -0500, blueman wrote:
I have used some perforated,self-adhesive paper tape from Lowes, but with
mixed results. Best to just put on a thin layer of normal weight (or
special taping) mud and end with a 12" trowel on each side of the repair
and don't go crazy building it up. If you are careful you will only need 2
thin coats on top of the tape.
I also won't use mesh tape on a flat surface. It is thicker than the
paper and the texture is almost impossible to do a smooth finish
without a lot of buildup...but then I haven't done any in 20 years so
there may have been improvements.
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