Re: 1st drywall mud/ tape applied, some lifting edges
Oh my God! WHAT?!?!?!
Yeah, it sounds like you were a little aggressive with your mud removal. You can deal with the tags in a few different ways.
- edges can be lifted and mud worked under, then gently smoothed flat again. Bubbles can be sliced and filled in the same manner.
- larger tags can be removed altogether. The tape really just needs to span the joint, a little off the side isn't going to hurt anything. Key words, "a little", meaning a few inches. If you remove more than that, you run the risk of the tape failing should there be any movement in the wall.
If you don't reseal loose edges and bubbles, they will continue to telegraph through the proceeding layers of mud.
I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!