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drewhart 01-19-2011 12:24 PM

taping and finishing inside corners
 
my wrist has been hurting lately from using knives and pan. is there a way to tape and or finish inside corners using the hawk and trowel? it always comes out too sloppy.

CplDevilDog 01-19-2011 12:36 PM

Practice :thumbsup:

redmanblackdog 01-19-2011 04:21 PM

Are you using a 4 inch knife? Takes less mud than a 6".

firehawkmph 01-19-2011 05:10 PM

6" knife works good for corners without being overly big. I always switch hands every so often. If the corners are coming out sloppy, it won't be any different with a hawk and trowel, probably worse. Don't load your knife up too much and take your time.
Mike Hawkins:)

Gary in WA 01-20-2011 12:53 AM

This guy is good; if this one is not the inside corners, he has many more others nearby; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21GBDgkL3WE&NR=1

Gary

drewhart 01-21-2011 12:05 PM

i tape with the 4" and finish with the 6" for finish ill do one side of the corner with the 6" then the next day do the other side. i just wondered if anyone ever used the trowel for corners.

redmanblackdog 01-21-2011 12:50 PM

They do make a corner trowel, that you can finish both sides at the same time. I found that they are usually more rounded than square when you get done. Thus causing trouble with areas like baseboard trim.

bjbatlanta 01-22-2011 01:13 PM

I wouldn't recommend a corner trowel. Drewhart's advice is sound. Personally, I use a 5" knife for taping and bed coat on angles...

Gymschu 01-22-2011 02:30 PM

Just use caulking......if you have wallboard that's nice and tight at the inside corners, caulking saves you so much work. I know many will criticize me for saying so, but I've done it for years with no callbacks.

bjbatlanta 01-22-2011 03:14 PM

I wouldn't recommend that either....

firehawkmph 01-23-2011 02:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gymschu (Post 575651)
Just use caulking......if you have wallboard that's nice and tight at the inside corners, caulking saves you so much work. I know many will criticize me for saying so, but I've done it for years with no callbacks.

People like you keep me very busy. I just started tearing out a 'finished basement' in a million dollar home friday do to shoddy work. Thanks,
Mike Hawkins:)

tcleve4911 01-23-2011 02:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GBR in WA (Post 574160)
This guy is good; if this one is not the inside corners, he has many more others nearby; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21GBDgkL3WE&NR=1

Gary

Frenchmen have ALWAYS been the best tapers.
With a name like Laurier Desormeaux you know he's gonna be good!!!

Good video der!!!

oldrivers 01-23-2011 06:08 PM

for a diyer i wouldnt advise a corner trowel , they take time to get used to and are more for the professional ... plus id advise using a banjo for taping at minumin.. taping like that is to slow bedding with a knife ..use a banjo ...

Gymschu 01-23-2011 11:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by firehawkmph (Post 576278)
People like you keep me very busy. I just started tearing out a 'finished basement' in a million dollar home friday do to shoddy work. Thanks,
Mike Hawkins:)

Mike, it wasn't a truly serious suggestion, but, since the poor guy was saying how sloppy his inside corners were, I provided a solution, maybe not entirely a professional solution......however, I've done it in a pinch, returned to the job even years later and the corners are just as tight as any finished drywall corner. It's an option......:)

williamwiens 01-24-2011 08:05 AM

i use 20 min mud for corners especially.
I do the one side of all corners and by the time I do the last corner the first one is ready for the second side.

When it comes to finish coat, one side per day.


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