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Drywall Arch

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I have a doorway arch that I need to drywall. The width is 34.5 and drop is 10" I calculated that to be about a 20" radius. Is this too small to use 1/4 drywall? I have tried wetting/scoring the front and back, doesn't work. I am now setting the strips in between 2 sawhorses and wetting them every hour or so to get a natural bend in it. I also have the cutout of the arch, so I turned it upside down and used it as a form and placed another wet strip over that. Is there something I'm missing? Is the radius too tight? Any suggestions?
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As Bud said just use the flex corner bead.You will be putting a substantial layer of mud that will cover the whole arch so it does not have to be perfect.Just score the back paper on the 1/4" and go for it.Bud was speaking of bendable plywood but I can't think of a brand name off hand either.
I prefer to use Easysand powdered mud with a 45 minute set time on arches.Mix only what you need as it sets from a chemical reaction.Do not get the Durabond in the brown bag.
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