Drywall tape shows through paint

I need to repaint our bathroom wall, but the last time it was painted, there was some drywall repair done and a piece had to be replaced. Now, over time, the seam/tape is starting to show. If I just paint over it, it's just going to show again. Can't remud the seam because the wall is painted. Any ideas? Thanks!

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 25, 2018
    you will have to repair the dry wall before painting.most likely it needs to be lightly sanded down, primed and re-painted

  • You have to Remud to do it properly. You could put up a trim board over the seam, try to make it a design element.

  • Betsy Betsy on Mar 25, 2018
    Maybe you can sand it and feather it out so that it doesn't show.

  • William William on Mar 25, 2018
    I would remud it. Even do over the paint. Don't forget to prime before final painting.

  • Sharon Sharon on Mar 25, 2018
    First scrape any loose portions off, then apply mesh tape over the seam, and skim coat over it with joint compound, sand, prime and paint. There are lots of videos how to do skim coating and drywall repairs.

  • Sharon Sharon on Mar 25, 2018
    Ophs, videos on YouTube.

  • Yes. Then sand it smooth, prime & repaint

    Go to Lowe's they have small tubes of pre mixed drywall mud. Put it on with a putty knife. lrt it dry all the way through. Sand it just slightl. Then when it's smooth an you see no more tape. Primer over that, then paint it. Hope this helps