An Effective Repair Guide From a Professional Drywall Contractor

How to Repair Loosened Joint Tapes on Drywall

Loose joint tape is a common problem on drywall. Loose joint tape can be addressed in a few different ways. If you’re still unsure about how best to address your situation, then we recommend contacting a professional drywall contractor who can help guide you through the process of repairing your drywall. Here’s a simple guide on how to repair loosened joint tapes for your drywall:

Remove the Tape and Re-Tape

If you have loosened joint tapes on your drywall, you could try to remove the tape and then re-tape by adding new joint tape around your drywall. Use se a utility knife or blade scraper to remove all of the old joint compound from around each hole in your wall. This may take some time if there is a lot of it as well as some patience. Removing too much will require more work later on when you want to smooth out your walls again with fresh compound after applying new tape over them.

Try an Adhesive Remover

Adhesive removers are strong chemicals that can be dangerous to use. You should always wear gloves, goggles, and a respirator when working with adhesive removers. Adhesive removers come in various forms: some require you to apply them with a brush or roller, while others are designed for use with sprayers (like an airless sprayer). Some adhesives require both methods of application.

Replace the Drywall Entirely

If none of the above options work, you might have to replace your drywall. The best way to do this is by using a reciprocating saw with a metal blade and cutting out the damaged area. Then, patch it up with new sheets of drywall and apply joint tape over them.

Mr Drywall Alvarado LLC is the company to call for your drywall repair concerns and needs here in the Beaverton, OR area. For quality drywall repairs, call us at (971) 253-4002 and hire a professional drywall contractor today!

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