What's the best way to joint drywall inside corners? Should I just fold
drywall mesh tape or use metal inside corners? I saw in HomeDepot metal
inside corners with paper tape. However, they have no holes so I can't
figure out how to screw or nail them.
I've used them before. I didn't fix them with anything. Just stick
them in the corner and mud over them. They help to give you a neat
corner. If you want to put a little mud in the corner first and then
press them in, that will work well to affix them to the wall.
I'm not a professional but I got good results with that technique.
On Sun, 28 Dec 2003 10:39:50 -0500, "Alexander Galkin"
They did this at my parent's house where the walls meet the ceiling at
somewhat less than a 90 degree angle. I don't like the look they got.
First, they either didn't paint it afterwards, or they didn't use paintable
caulk and the paint beaded off, becasue the caulk ended up whiter and
shinier than the ceiling. Second, and again maybe the kind of caulk they
used, but in some places it's beginning to peal away after about 5 years.
I'd do it write with the tape or cornerbead. I prefer good old paper tape
over the nylon mesh type. The paper bonds better with the mud, and in my
opinion, is easier to work with.
Funny you should mention that. We just did this in my basement rehab
this week, and used the metal corners with the paper tape for the
corners and where the wall and ceiling drywall sheets meet. You don't
screw or nail them. You cut the corner/tape to length you need, lay down
a thin layer of mud, and then stick the corner/tape into the mud (that's
what "glues" it down). Then you just put a thin layer of mud over the
edges of you laid-in corner/tape, let it dry and then sand, prime, and
Easy peasy Japanese-y.
I don't know that there is a best way.
DO NOT use mesh in corners, you will not win.
Inside corners are subject to hairline cracking as wood framing moves. The
hairline is usually covered up just fine by a coat of paint, some folks like
to strike a wiped in bead of painter's caulk. The object is to create a
clean corner that could have wallpaper one side or 2 different colors of
Professionals use a regular 6" drywall knife to mud and install folded paper
tape then mud and feather the wet mud on both sides. This is usually
beyond the ability level of DIY folks. You can, however, mud and strike the
folded tape into the corner, and mud and feather one side. Tomorrow, mud
and feather the other side. You can also buy an inside corner taping knife
that will let you get exceptionally straight corners. Mud and tape folded
paper as above with a regular knife, cap with regular knife, strike with the
corner trowel, feather with the regular knife.
Perhaps the simplest is to use Trim Tex
http://www.trim-tex.com/ (look for magic corner and Bullnose Inside Corner
or No Coat
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