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Old 12-03-2008, 01:22 PM   #1
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What is the best way to coat an arch way bull nose corner bead? On the first coat I ran my knife over the notched side and it sounded like a playing card stuck in the spoke of a bike (click, click, click, click) with each click leaving a mark in the mud that radiates out from the arch. I tried a bullnose finishing tool but the results were marginal.

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Use an archway finishing tool like the one shown near the bottom of this page:

http://www.builderonline.com/drywall...all-drama.aspx

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What is the best way to coat an arch way bull nose corner bead? On the first coat I ran my knife over the notched side and it sounded like a playing card stuck in the spoke of a bike (click, click, click, click) with each click leaving a mark in the mud that radiates out from the arch. I tried a bullnose finishing tool but the results were marginal.

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Float out the bead like normal. Use the bullnose finishing tool till the mud is flush with the "bowl"(the round part). Sand lightly till smooth. Clean lightly with damp sponge. Use bullnose finishing tool with caulking on the bowl. Make sure you press hard on the out side corners of the finishing tool as to not make caulk lines. Dip the tool in water to smooth out the caulk.
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Use a wider finishing knife to get past the outer edge of the bead. If your knife hits that edge, you won't get a smooth "pull" on the mud. No special tools are necessary, but may be helpful.....
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