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I didn’t place this one stud far out enough to catch screws so it’s a little loose. Maybe 1/16” of play on the drywall if push on it.

Is there a type of mud that will firm that corner up?

 

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Check with your drywall supplier & see if they have USG corner bead # 800 or # 900 than use it installed backwards putting the nose of the bead in the corner than mud in place with setting compound.
 

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1/16" isn't much. If you keep tightening the screws does it pull the drywall into the wood? Hard to judge long distance but would be good to have the drywall tight against the stud. Then mud in the corner will cover all concerns.

Top and bottom should be tight against top and bottom plates.

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You're hiring the finishing, they'll just cruise through it and fugetta bout it. Take you like 20 min to take both sheets down and shim the metal stud.
 

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How would vacuuming the seams ensure a better finish?


My thought was that the dust on the seams would cake up on the knife and cause those compound bumbles.
 

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I didn’t place this one stud far out enough to catch screws so it’s a little loose. Maybe 1/16” of play on the drywall if push on it.

Is there a type of mud that will firm that corner up?

Use USG's Durabond. THis is a hot mud powder that you mix. If you push Durabond into that seam, it will become harder than the drywall and also will permanently glue it in place. Just make sure that you scrape any excess off before mudding and taping.

I have scraped USG Easy Sand globs that have hardened off of floors using a spackle knife, but not globs of Durabond! That stuff sticks like crazy.

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