How Do You Fix Peeling Drywall Tape?


Quick Answer

Fixing peeling drywall tape requires cutting and installing a new piece of tape. The tools needed include the tape, a utility knife and joint compound.

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When repairing the drywall tape, users should do the following:

  1. Sand the spot
  2. After removing as much od the old tape as possible, users should sand the area until it is smooth.

  3. Apply the compound
  4. After the area is smooth, users should apply a thin layer of joint compound to the area.

  5. Apply the new tape
  6. This step requires a new piece of tape to be cut. It should be the length of the spot in question. Apply the tape directly to the sheet rock and then apply another round of compound. Sand the area until it is smooth.

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