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03-21-2003, 02:44 PM
Why do I get small air pockets in a taped joint? Since I now use an airless, the spray blows the dust out of these pockets and looks terrible when the paint dries.

Myron Ferguson
03-25-2003, 08:14 PM
When taping maybe you didn't work the seam enough until the small air bubbles are gone. I know that since I switched over to taping with automatic tools I get more air bubbles . The mud is thinner and mixed more, plus I go over the seam fewer times than I would have with my hand taping tools.
The last coat of compound is usually a very thin coat and it should fill voids and air holes and feather out edges.

james johnson
03-25-2003, 10:16 PM
if you vaccume the wall before you spray you can catch the offending air pockets that are showing up. sounds time consuming but it really only takes about 5 min max per room, or you could do it automaticly by using a vaccume sander system. probably not as production orientated.