Corners may 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.
You can get a great finish as long as you take your time and don’t try to skip any steps.
How to drywall corners is shown here.
SUPPLY LIST FOR DRYWALLING INSIDE CORNERS Joint knife, 6 inches Drywall adhesive tissue tape Corner cutter for drywall (optional) Pole sander or sanding sponge STEP BY STEP DIRECTIONS FOR DRYWALLING INSIDE CORNERS
More than any other area of the wall, interior drywall corners are vulnerable to hairline cracks. Because of this, you must take your time and complete them correctly.
How? Read on.
Step 1: Apply compound to the wall and fill in any gaps. There will probably be a slight gap in the corners once all of the drywall panels are hung. Fill the void with joint compound using your 6-inch joint knife.
Apply drywall mud that is about 1/8 of an inch thick to both sides of the wall at this point.
Create the tape in step two. The finest option for inside corners is paper tape. Take a piece of tape that is long enough to cover the wall, fold it in half, and wrinkle it. The sides of the tape will touch the wall, and the crease will fit in the corner.
A good, even crease is important.
Apply the tape in step three. 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.
Any air bubbles will be worked out by doing this.
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.
Use a drywall corner tool in place of your knife if you have one. It will make the job much easier.
Give the compound a night to dry.
Apply a finishing coat in step four. You’ll return for your finishing coats after your initial coat has completely dried.
To achieve this, you’ll need drywall compound and a 6-inch joint knife.
Use your joint knife to spread drywall compound over the tape’s face. Holding your knife parallel to the wall, apply even pressure.
Don’t overlap the mud when you repeat the process on the other side.
Give the muck a night to dry.
Apply your second finishing coat in step five. Repeat the procedure, applying a second coat, as soon as the first finishing coat is completely dry.
Give it the full night to dry.
Step 6: Until smooth, sand. You can sand the drywall mud until it has a smooth, even surface after your second coat has dried.
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.
SUPPLY LIST FOR DRYWALLING OUTSIDE CORNERS aluminum corner bead Metal snips 1 1/2-inch drywall nails Hammer drywall knife, 6 inches 10-inch knife for drywall drywall knife, 12 inches joint substance A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO DRYWALLING OUTSIDE CORNERS
Utilizing corner beads is necessary to complete an outside drywall corner. Depending on the type, there are many corner beads available for purchase, and you may attach them to the wall using mud, spray glue, nails, or staples.
In this article, we’ll go through how to install a metal corner bead.
Step 1: Check to see if your dry wall is clean. 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.
Step 2: Size-up your corner bead Using a pair of tin cutters, measure the length of your corner bead and cut it to the required size.
ATTACH THE DRYWALL BEAD TO THE WALL IN STEP 3 Nail the bead into the wall using 1 12 inch drywall nails. Nails must be spaced nine inches apart on either side and inserted into the corner bead’s holes.
Apply the drywall compound to the bead in step four. 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.
Joint compound should be applied to the bead with even pressure and steady strokes while holding the knife at a 45-degree angle.
On the opposite side, repeat.
Smooth out any kinks if there are any. Give the joint compound a night to dry.
Apply the second coat in step five. Apply a second application of joint compound with your 10-inch knife once the first one has completely dried. Just as you did in the first step, complete one side of the corner before moving on to the other.
Dry out overnight.
Apply a third coat in step six. 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 Use fine-grit sandpaper to lightly sand the corner until it is smooth and free of ridges after your third and final coat has dried.
The wall can then be cleaned, primed, and painted.
LAST THOUGHTS 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.
You won’t have to worry about making DIY repairs and spending a lot of time sanding at the end if you take your time spreading the compound evenly.