Do you put drywall tape over corner bead?
If you don’t want to go shopping for special corner bead, avoid future cracking by applying paper tape over the metal edge after you’ve nailed on the bead. Embed the tape just as you would on any joint.
Do you need corner bead inside corner?
The answer, though, is simple: They cheat. They use a rigid material called corner beading, which can be made of metal or plastic. Inside corners don’t need as much protection, so drywallers cover them with regular drywall tape. The process for finishing inside and outside corners is the same.
Do you screw in corner bead?
Metal corner bead can be installed with nails, screws or staples. You may need to screw directly through the metal on the bead instead through the pre-punched holes. Drywall tape can also be used, though this is rarely done.
Can you use outside corner bead on inside corners?
Metal beading is suitable only for outside corners—it can’t be used for inside corners.
Do you tape outside drywall corners?
Outside drywall corners have traditionally been protected with nail-on metal corners, but paper-faced corner bead is simpler and resists cracks and chips better. All you need to install it are taping knives and a spray bottle filled with water.
Do you mud before corner bead?
The first coat of drywall mud should be applied to corner bead after the drywall taping has been done. The second coat can be done either after the seams have been taped and coated or after the seams have been final coated.
How many coats of drywall mud do I need?
If your wall has distinct crevices, cracks, or textured areas, or if your brand of drywall mud isn’t offering enough coverage, you may have to do a couple of additional coats of compound. However, in general, you’ll need one coat to fill in the seams and three more coats after taping.
Can I use outside corner bead for inside corner?