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Old 01-19-2011, 11:24 AM   #1
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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.

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Are you using a 4 inch knife? Takes less mud than a 6".
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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.
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This guy is good; if this one is not the inside corners, he has many more others nearby;

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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.
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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.
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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...
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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.
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I wouldn't recommend that either....
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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,
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This guy is good; if this one is not the inside corners, he has many more others nearby;

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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 ...

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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,
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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......
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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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