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Old 02-16-2008, 08:51 PM   #1
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I have an older house and I've notice that the metal corner beading is pulling away from the wall. I was wondering if it is better to take the beading off and start over, or should just screw it in and put dry wall compound over it? I have read that some people put dry wall tape over the edges of the beading and then mud over the tape to prevent it from pulling away from the wall?
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Pictures would help here. Repairing a piece of bead could be tuff to blend. It depends on the amount of damage what would be the best way.
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Old 02-17-2008, 08:26 AM   #3
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I have an older house and I've notice that the metal corner beading is pulling away from the wall. I was wondering if it is better to take the beading off and start over, or should just screw it in and put dry wall compound over it? I have read that some people put dry wall tape over the edges of the beading and then mud over the tape to prevent it from pulling away from the wall?
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Try pushing it back and re-screwing it, then re-taping and re-coating. Do this with one corner and give it a little time to see if it stays in place, before doing the others.

This would be the normal solution in most situations.
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Taping over the bead will not stop it from pulling away from the wall, only hide the problem short term. Assumming you have a little drywall skill.... the best thing to do is use a putty knife and hammer to gently crack all of the mud off of the length of the bead, this should reveal an indendtation about 1 1/2 inches wide up the corner on both sides of the bead. My suspicion is that you will not see any fasteners holding the bead on, it was most likely hung using a clinching tool only. Fasten the bead with some drywall nails, being carefull not to hit the corner of the bead and kink it, or drive them too far and cause the bead to bend. The nail heads are flat and much easier to mud over than a screw. Then remud the corner and finish it. Do not try to apply too much mud at one time or it will crack when it dries, corner beads are a three coat mud application, even for the pros.

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