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    Default Tape and Joint up to artex.


    hello Gents, I'm new to this site, good to know like minded people are out there though.

    Need a bit of advice, I'm more of a tacker/dryLiner than a jointer but I've done enough to be able to cope with small jobs.

    Working for a new builder this week and he wants all new stud partitions tacked then jointed, the problem being that the existing artex ceiling is staying !!! ( I know !!).
    I'll board it as neat as possible as always but any ideas on what to do at the joint.
    I don't want to upset the guy as I think he'll bring a lot of work my way, but surely I'll have to leave this for the painters won't I ?

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    Keep the boarding tight and let the painters caulk it. If he's not keen on that, run a scrim tape horizontally as tight as possible without lapping on to the ceiling, neatly joint it and finish off each coat by running a wet soft brush along the junction.


    ......and welcome to the forum.

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    Hi welcome to the forum.
    Hard to argue with the previous post though! Scrim it up, fill it and finish with a soft wet brush is probably the best way.
    Where you based?

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    Thanks for the tips.
    I'm in Oxfordshire, do most of my work in Oxon, Berks and Bucks. Anyone else on here local to me ??

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    hi danUnder welcome to the forum

    i'm in oxon is well but my work is done south ham ....... area
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    I do a lot of insulated plasterboard adjoining artex ceilings and run the scrim tight and tape it-we call it flattaping i always tell the painters to run a bit of caulk along it to reinforce against cracking at a later stage but they never do (cant blame them really) but wa wondering will this crack overtime hard to say but i guess ill have to caulk them myself when sanding.

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