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Offline elfick

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Rabbit/rebate existing drywall at edge of patch?
« on: April 14, 2021, 01:32 PM »
Putting in a large drywall patch and paint buildup is leaving a bit of a transition. I'm wondering if it makes sense to rabbit the old drywall enough to give the tape a place to set in to reduce the amount of mudding and leveling that will need to be done. Is this just a dumb idea? Has anyone done this before? If so, what tool did you use?
I tried using my vecturo but it was difficult to get a level cut.

Thanks!
-Lee

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Offline Packard

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Re: Rabbit/rebate existing drywall at edge of patch?
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2021, 08:17 AM »
I've never done that.  I patch over a period of three days.  First day with a 4" wide blade, second day with an 8" wide blade, and the third day with a 12" wide blade.  The same as I so for any taping job.  The 12" wide blade basically spreads the patch over 20" and it is not noticeable. 

Offline Dr. P. Venkman

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Re: Rabbit/rebate existing drywall at edge of patch?
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2021, 08:40 AM »
You could sand it down a bit first to remove a couple layers of paint and get it smooth.