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Butting new drywall next to existing wall where a window was removed. There is about 3/16" of mud built up nest to new drywall. What is the best way to remove mud and make transition even before taping and mudding?
 

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gouge with hammer claw. then wet. 3/4" wood chisel to scrape away or maybe a stiff 1-1/2" putty knife.... take it down to original board, then just a little more....
 

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3/16ths is nothing. lol i put an inch of mud on a spot this week! (new construction!) hangers went rite over some terrible amish hack framing. things that make ya go hum. 😣

chip it off if you want to but i would just mud it in with 45. i prefer the new rock patch to be 1/8th below the rest of the wall. it makes the patch easier to make flush with existing wall surface. shouldnt be mud build up around a window.
 
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