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Old 03-01-2010, 08:30 AM   #1
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Taping corner bead?

I installed metal corner beads. I'm wondering if I should apply paper tape over where the flanges meet the drywall. The reason I ask is that I saw this Sheetrock corner bead at Home Depot and the paper is built into it.
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:54 AM   #2
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Taping corner bead?

that is just another type. it gets mud in back and on top just like seams. Corner tape needs no paper tape Flex the corner closed a little and secure to the corner. It must stick out a little at the corner and then fill with durabond 90, not premixed mud. The mix it your self type is much harder and leaves a stronger corner.


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Old 05-03-2010, 04:18 PM   #3
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Taping corner bead?


Do you prefer the metal beads or the plastic mesh kind? Fasten with nails or screws? Just curious.

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Old 05-07-2010, 09:58 AM   #4
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The mud-on beads are actually the best as far as resisting cracking and "popping" loose. Metal should be nailed on. I don't use plastic, but I would nail it also. Screws often don't pull up tight....
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