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Old 08-26-2010, 09:31 AM   #1
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Okay. So I am skim coating the walls of our new condo to get rid of old, rough texture. I don't know the technical term but I call it "detexturizing". The walls are right where they need to be, nice and smooth after 4 coats of drywall compound. My question has to do with corners. I am ready to start working on the corners. There is already existing metal corner beads that have also been mudded over. Do I buy new metal corner beads and apply them over the existing ones? How do I finish the corners properly?
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No, definitely do not install new corner bead over old. Can't you just brush the old corner bead with sandpaper and smoothly apply the skim coat of new mud?
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The old corner bead is not in "fantastic" condition. Maybe I will take some pics and then get your recommendation.
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If it is beat up, then I'd go ahead and remove it and put new in its place.
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