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Old 02-20-2008, 08:18 PM   #1
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I'm new to the forum. Saw great instructions by AtlanticWBConst on metal corner bead.
corner bead on existing wall


I'm doing some reno on living room. I have created some rectangular openings and have put up sheetrock. I bought paper edge metal corner bead for all the outside corners. I haven't found instructions for installing this type of corner bead. Am looking for advice/guidance.

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Measure the length of the corner.
Cut the metal tape with aviation snips.
Place the tape length tight to the ceiling.
If you have a gap, place it at the floor, so baseboard will cover it.

To actually install it (mud it):

Take the tape: fold it to form a 90 degree angle.
Coat the corner with ready mix compound as if you were applying a stretch of regular old paper tape to each side. Place tape over the compound. Press to perfectly lay onto the edge. Note: whether it's an inside corner or outside corner, the paper side faces you.
After placing the metal tape on the corner, smooth it out using a 6" putty knife. Smooth it out gently, as you would a normally taped wallboard seam 1st coat.
Make sure the edges stay flat. Do not over wipe, do not under wipe. It you sense it is not adhering properly, take it off and start over.
NEVER allow a section to dry if you do not feel that it is applied correctly. Do over while still wet.

NOW: I do not recommend the use of metal tape. It's old, & it's been around for several decades. I suggest that you go to a Drywall supply wharehouse and ask for "No-Coat" Ultra-trim sticks. Not the rolls, the "sticks". they make them for inside corners, outside corners, off 90 degree corners, etc...

LINK: http://www.no-coat.com/NO-COAT/ARCHI...l_Corner_Trim/

Applied the same way as metal tape, but will come out MUCH straighter.


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Measure the legnth of the corner.
Cut the metal tape with aviation snips.
Place the tape length tight to the ceiling.
If you have a gap, place it at the floor, so baseboard will cover it.

To actually install it (mud it):

Take the tape: fold it to form a 90 degree angle.
Coat the corner with ready mix compound as if you were applying a stretch of regular old paper tape to each side. Place tape over the compound. Press to perfectly lay onto the edge. Note: whether it's an inside corner or outside corner, the paper side faces you.
After placing the metal tape on the corner, smooth it out using a 6" putty knife. Smooth it out gently, as you would a normally taped wallboard seam 1st coat.
Make sure the edges stay flat. Do not over wipe, do not under wipe. It you sense it is not adhering properly, take it off and start over.
NEVER allow a section to dry if you do not feel that it is applied correctly. Do over while still wet.

NOW: I do not recommend the use of metal tape. It's old, been around for a couple of decades. I suggest that you go to a Drywall supply wharehouse and ask for "No-Coat" Ultra-trim sticks. Not the roles, the "sticks". they make them for inside corners, outside corners, off 90 degree corners, etc...

LINK: http://www.no-coat.com/NO-COAT/ARCHI...l_Corner_Trim/

Applied the same way as metal tape, but will come out MUCH straighter.
Thanks for the quick reply.
I have the Metal bead with paper edge, so I'll use it. I can see it isn't your first choice.
I did watch the video from No-coat (SLAM), it's very impressive.
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is regular joint tape ok for inside corners? thats all i've ever used on my rental properties and everything has held up fine.
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Regular tape is fine for inside corners, but I've got to say I always use the mesh type, not the older paper tape. Personal preference I guess. It just works better for me.

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Regular tape is fine for inside corners, but I've got to say I always use the mesh type, not the older paper tape. Personal preference I guess. It just works better for me.

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Mesh should only be used on seams (not corenres)with quick setting compound (bag mix). Also, mesh is never used in corners, regardless of the type of compound or mix.

FWIW: There are some manufacures like No-Coat that have pre-formed 90 degree material (for inside and outside corner angles). However, using paper tape to do corners is still done, and is not considered "older".
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You won't see professional drywall finishers using mesh tape in corners. It is not accepted practice. Paper only.

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