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Old 03-08-2007, 10:33 AM   #1
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Drywall beads/trims


Greetings all,

I'm hoping for some drywall help. I am creating a step-down racetrack like ceiling. I somehow need to finish the exposed edge of the drywall. Should I use L-bead/trim or J-bead/trim. With either of these trims do you have to finish the short leg or the edge covering the 1/2" width of the drywall with mud or are they paint ready?

Would I also need to caulk the seam between the ceiling and the edge of the bead/trim?

Thanks for any and all help!

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Should I use L-bead/trim or J-bead/trim.
For what you want to accomplish.... use L-bead

http://amico-lath.com/drywall/mj_bead.htm

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With either of these trims do you have to finish the short leg or the edge covering the 1/2" width of the drywall with mud or are they paint ready?
Neither trim's edge has to be finished. They are paint ready. However, realize that there are different width L and J bead for different thickness sheetrock. Make sure that you get the 1/2" if you are using 1/2" sheetrock.

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Would I also need to caulk the seam between the ceiling and the edge of the bead/trim?
That is up to you, dependant on the 'look' you are going for.




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