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Old 02-01-2012, 10:07 AM   #1
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Close off a doorway with drywall that has corner bead. Remove or mud over?


I have a doorway with metal corner bead. I want to close off the doorway with drywall. Do I have to remove the corner bead before adding the wall and drywall to block off the door in order to get a smooth finish?

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If you do not want a hump the shape of the door in the middle of the wall then yes it's got to go.
I just tap it with a hammer to break up the old mud and pry it off.

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This entails an awful lot of work. It might take you all of eight minutes to do both sides of the door.
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Depending on the framing---it is ideal to also cut back the drywall at least 8 to 10 inches to remove the part with a layer of drywall mud.
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if you want a smooth finish? yes. it's best to cut drywall back to center of next stud on both sides. and patch appropriately
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