Q: I'm going to repaint a room. The dry wall tape is loose at the ceiling at
several spots. What is the best way to secure this tape?

- Robert Snyder

A: I have found this to be the best but not easy. First cut out the loose area assuming it is not a big area. Then paint the area with product like kilz(must be oil base) then re-spackle, sand and paint. 

I have tried to cut out and re-spackle but only causes more of it to loosen up. 

Thanks "Your Helpful Hardware Man"