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    Wink Taping coombed ceilings


    Hi guys ,

    Looking for your priceless advice . I am going to attempt to tape and fill a coombed bedroom ceiling .

    My brother sheeted the ceiling and basically due to being a poor postman , i am going to give the taping a bash myself .

    Would i get away with using paper corner tape for this ? How do you get it straight ?
    Any other tips would be greatly appreciated .

    Cheers

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    Hi Kev. Welcome to the forum. If the boarding isn't particularly good, or the angle line deviates somewhat, try inverting a metal flex tape to true up the line a bit. If the boarding is spot on, then paper tape will be fine.

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    Cheers Tony . The boards to fair could have been put up much better , so i reckon going with inverting the flex tape .

    Any tips for when tape is bedded ? Got bag of Easifill for first two coats , then Gyproc promix Lite . Any good ?

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    Hi Kev welcome to the forum.
    I always use metal tape on coomb ceilings, but if the plasterboard isn't spot on then chances are you will notice it cos the tape will generally follow the line of the sheet, if you get my drift. Metal tape will correct small deviations, but we're tapers not magicians so the gyproc has to be good.Easifill is a 2 coat system so that should do the job but if , after the 2nd coat, your not convinced then theres nothing wrong with applying a coat of cement, Promix is as good as any.
    Good luck

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    slap a shitload of fast set on not just a smear and put the steel external tape on that way you can push and pull or straighten it out a bit yourself =] i gave up using paper tape on coombes as the joiners made a right banana out of them they were turning out like a drunken night out staggering all over the place i turned to external tapes since =]

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