I recently cut a new ~ 4' x 5' piece of 5/8" drywall to replace a large section in my garage. The problem is that because it is so large, I had to match the beveled edge to the existing straight edge of the drywall. My question: When taping the joint, should I first try to match the depth of the beveled edge with compound before taping? I believe that if you use too much depth of compound it could crack and this is why I ask the question.
Thanks in advance!