1 2 Step 2: Crease the Tape Step 6: Sand til Smooth Step 5: Apply the Second Coat Step 7: Lightly Sand Til Smooth Corners could seem a little frightening if this is your first time installing drywall in your home. While it is true that corners are harder to finish smoothly, especially for beginners, it is not impossible.
How to drywall corners is shown here.
Joint knife, 6 inches Drywall adhesive tissue tape Corner cutter for drywall (optional) Pole sander or sanding sponge
This is how.
There will probably be a tiny gap in the corners once you’ve hung all the drywall panels. Fill the void with joint compound using your 6-inch joint knife.
Create the tape in step two. A good, even crease is important.
Now use your hand to press the drywall tape into the muck. Apply very light pressure, starting in the center, and moving outward from the tape.
After that, mud the tape in by dipping your knife into some drywall compound and gliding it over one side of the tape slowly. Work your way down the tape starting at the top. On the opposite side, repeat.
Give the compound a night to dry.
You’ll return for the final coats when the initial coat has completely dried.
Use your joint knife to spread drywall compound over the tape’s face. Holding your knife parallel to the wall, apply even pressure.
Give the muck a night to dry.
Repeat the procedure, applying a second coat, as soon as the first finishing coat is completely dry.
Step 6: Until smooth, sand. Pole sanders and inside corner sanding sponges are both effective. Sand slowly to avoid unintentionally removing too much mud, and be sure to feather out the edges.
aluminum corner bead Metal snips nailing 1 inch drywall Hammer drywall knife, 6 inches 10-inch knife for drywall drywall knife, 12 inches
: Joint compound
In this article, we’ll go through how to install a metal corner bead.
Make sure your drywall corner is flush and does not protrude before you begin. Even with a corner bead, your corners won’t look good if they aren’t flush.
Using a pair of tin cutters, measure the length of your corner bead and cut it to the required size.
Nail the bead into the wall using 1 inch drywall nails. Nails must be spaced nine inches apart on each side and inserted into the corner bead’s holes.
On your six-inch drywall knife, spread roughly an inch of drywall compound. Put one blade edge on the bead’s side and the other on the wall.
On the opposite side, repeat.
Apply the second coat in step five. Dry out overnight.
Repeat the technique, lightly sanding the corner using a 12-inch knife before using it to apply mud to both sides of the corner. A gradual increase in blade size can assist smooth out the muck and provide a flawless corner.
STEP 7: LIGHTLY SMOOTH UNTIL The wall can then be cleaned, primed, and painted.
Although finishing corners is more difficult than finishing straight drywall joints, it is still possible to produce a job that looks professional if you take your time and follow all the instructions.