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Old 07-07-2012, 02:17 PM   #1
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Hello everyone, I'm brand new to the forum and have a quick question regarding drywall.

I had my mother in law's home boyfriend how is a "contractor" and claimed to be an excellent drywaller which I welcomed because he was helping for free. It turned out to be a disaster, tons of mud and 2 weeks of sanding I thought I had gotten it to look decent enough to prime....so I did....WRONG. The inside corners look awful I didn't notice all the chunks and holes in the divots in the corner so I want to to fix it as best I can but I have no idea where to start? Can I tape and mud over the exisiting corner bead? should I rip it out? should I just skim the chunks over the primer, sand and re-prime? Any advice would be greatly appreciated I am not rich and I cannot hire a professional so you are all my only hope.

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For the best answers here, photos would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 07-07-2012, 02:33 PM   #3
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Pics for sure. Usually inside corners are just taped. Are you saying some sort of protective material like for outside corners was used backwards? I am confused. You do know the answer to some of your questions already though right. Should you? Usually drywall f-ups do not get better just adding more material to compensate.

Tell us what tools you have too please? We will get you through this.

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Not really sure how to answer this- sure you can fix stuff- do you know how?
Do you have a 12', 6" and 4" mud blade?
Corner bead is used on outside corners, inside ones are usually taped.
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Take some pics so we can get a clearer idea as to what you have going on.
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Unfortunately I cannot take pics, and after looking at it, i'm guessing it's just tape but when I talk to him he says corner bead....i have most tools..i can't think of anything I would need that I don't. I just really want the room to look nice and I'm thinking I should tear out the corner and start over but I'm afraid of damaging the drywall so bad that I'll end up replacing the drywayy....it is just the corners that have not turned out.
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Use a drywall knife and cut either side of the tape you want to remove - limit the damage.
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I would take a razer knife and cut away a small section so you know what you have. If he nailed or screwed in some sort of metal bead, you will have to move with caution. If it turns out to be tape, score (if you can) down the edge and slowly pull it loose. Remove the extra mud and do it over.
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Hey guys, thanks for replying...I ran into a busy week and just got back to this. I cut out the old tape and put a new strip in the corner I mudded 1 side and I'm letting it dry before I mud the other so as not to cut into the wet mud. I was at Home Depot and talking to one of the employees who recommending just using a corner trowel and that would create a really nice finished corner....is this true? Does a corner trowel make more sense for me to use in place of a straight edge? Any thoughts on this?

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