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Old 04-12-2012, 03:42 PM   #1
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What is your taping process??


There may be a thread on this but I just want to know what your guys process is with taping?? My style and process has changed many of times but I do this because it works for me.

Tape butts, then flats(depending how big the job may do a few rooms or the whole job), the I thin down my taping mud a little for my angles and flush with a 2.5 tin flusher. Coat 2 sides of the three way. I put on my bead last. Also coat screws with a 4"

Coat flats with 10" box, coat butts and bead with a 10" knife. Do screws with a 5"

Coat angles with a 3.5 mechanical flusher. Coat 3 ways

Coat flats with 12" box, coat butts and bead with 12" knife, do screws with 6"

Do a look over, coat bead and butts, any high shoulders. Everything with a 12".

Pole sand, go aroun with a light and sponge.

I take 5 days to do a job.

Please no bashin other guys methods.

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Old 04-12-2012, 04:03 PM   #2
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Grab a large tim horton coffeeTape butt , then flat
Do angle , flush with 3,5 columbia head
Install bead , fill it and then do screw with 4 inch knive
Install straight flex


Day 2
Grab a large tim horton coffee
do my flat with columbia boxes ( set num1)

Fill corner bead
Then butt joint with boxes ( at 0)
Columbia nailspotter my screws and straight flex




Day 3


Grab a large tim horton coffee
Rapid sanding on butt, flat, bead
12 in columbia boxes ( set at number 3)
Corner bead , butt joint and straight flex by hand


Day 4
Grab large tim horton cofee !!
Sand and do check up with 300 watt lamp
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I forgot !!! Day 3 do my angle with corner box and 2.5 columbia angle head !
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I also use a 300 watt bulb. Depending on the job I do use nail spotters as well. If it is a small job I use hot mud but this is my process on an average house
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Day 1
Tape butt then flat one room at a time. Go back run angles roll/ plow DM 2.5 one floor at a time.
Hit screws with a small amount of mud on a six.
Stik bead (beads can be stuck on day 1 or2 depending on house size)

Day 2
Go sand last house

Day 3
8" box
Run beads 10" knife or 11" trowel
Run butts 10".
Hit screws with a little more mud on a six.

Day 4
Skim sand
12" box
Run beads 10" knife
Run butts 12" knife.
Hit screws with even more mud on my six.
Angle box 3.5 NStar

Day 5
Touch up cross overs
Go tape another house

Day 6
Power sand seams/butts/beads/screws.
Pole angles
Detail with sanding sponge and light
Clean floors
Get paid

The days can vary depending on house size

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day one:

-fix crappy boarding, prep board for taping. (broken board, loose paper...etc..) and prefill all butt joints with 90 minute fast set, and whatever else needs prefilling.
-tape all angles and run 2.5" flusher. Started doing this recently to prevent butt joint tapes from tearing off from the flusher
-tape butts, tape flats.
-cut and apply beads, with beadbox and sponge... or paint brush and sponge, depending on amount of bead.
- hit screws.

day two:

-run 10" box
-load butts and beads.
-hit screws and coat 2 sides of three ways.

Day three:

-rough sand everything.
- run 12" box
- polish butts and beads
- run angles
- hit screws and touch up three ways-- coat 3rd side..
- fix any flusher marks that may have cut through the flats

day four:

- pole sand everything
- 300 bulb light check with fine/ultra fine sponge.
- grab case of beer.

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I run 7 10 and 12

thats it not giving my secrets away
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I gotta have a cup of coffee,,, I'll get some tape on ,,,sometime today ,,, maybe if ,,,, no screw it I'm gone fishin'
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Seriously,,, I like having all the bead work in place before I run tape, Next will be what tool am I going to use ,, small jobs I run tape out with my banjo, big job I'll break out the tube. If I am going to run the tube,, I prefer to tape all the butt joints and any seams and angle 4 ft or less in lenght , by either hand taping or using a banjo. once that is done I can then run the bazooka over the long runs, This will help me by not having to make alot of cuts with the bazooka. Plus I can apply heavier mud on the more critical joints without having to prefill. This system works great with a couple of extra hands that now how to tape properly. After all tape is on I first coat all the bead work including screw heads. then box first coat with 7 inch. and the rest of the story is history. btw angles are last to run when taping, never run the angles first when taping.
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sorry having trouble typing on quick reply, not sure why . I'll try and edit later to make it easier to read .
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