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What is the best method for mudding wall seams in a modular home?

Renovating a 20 year old modular. I hate the tacky wall trim. A lot was missing when I purchased the home & the rest came down very easily. I’ve been told 2 methods: scoring the seams (which is difficult with the staples & nails) before mudding and taping or just mudding and taping without scoring. Is there a better method or what will work best?

  • Shoshana
    Shoshana Great Neck, NY
    on Feb 12, 2018

  • Hummingbird
    Hummingbird
    on Feb 12, 2018

    You could always put moulding down each seam and paint it a contrasting color. (EX: White walls, grey trim)

  • Bkybt2
    Bkybt2
    on Feb 12, 2018

    If those walls have a vinyl coating, you need to prep by tSP cleaning and maybe a primer so the mud sticks.

  • Angela Kennedy
    Angela Kennedy Fuquay Varina, NC
    on Feb 12, 2018

    The basic method of mudding doesn't always work in modular homes; especially ones that have been painted several times. My advice would be testing out each method in a section of one room from beginning to end to see what works in that home.

    We did a room in our house, when we went to paint the entire room had bubbles within two days, we replaced the walls with sheetrock

  • William
    William Burbank, IL
    on Feb 12, 2018

    I did this in my daughters modular home. Removed all the trim. Used no shrink drywall patching compound and filled the seams. Just used enough to fill the seams Let it dry over night. Next day used a damp sponge to smooth out the patch. Then just primer and painted.

  • Rose Broadway
    Rose Broadway United States
    on Feb 12, 2018

    This guy has nice videos. After film 1, it will take you to film 2, then to 3.

  • Shelley Briscoe
    Shelley Briscoe Tucson, AZ
    on Feb 13, 2018

    We used drywall mud filed the cracks and put a thin layer on the rest of the wall the end result looks like it's tape and textured drywall after We painted.

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