What Are Some Tips for Finishing Drywall on Outside Corners?


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Tips for finishing outside corners on drywall interior walls include using a paper-faced bead, misting the bead with water, embedding the bead and allowing each coat of drywall to dry entirely before application of another coat. Paper-faced beads typically hold drywall coat better than metal beads.

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Misting the paper bead provides a better bond between the bead and the drywall. To embed the paper edges of the bead, run a putty knife along the edge while pressing hard enough to embed the paper into the drywall. Another tip for securing beads is to staple the ends in place. This is especially helpful for aligning bead intersections.

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