Taping Drywall Joints

Here’s a visual how-to for taping drywall joints.

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Timothy Dahl

Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.
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  • Jeff Hill

    I have a problem: while repairing several settling cracks, I discovered that one vertical joint above a window had a 3/8″ gap between the edges of the sheets (this is on furring strips on an exterior brick wall). They’d wedged in a sliver of sheetrock and slathered mud over it, with no tape.
    I’m going to use mesh repair tape; should I first fill the void between the sheets, or leave it open?

  • Simon

    You may want to fill the gap with some blown-in insulation first and then cover with the mesh repair tape and mud.