How do you seam fill corners?
COAT BOTH WALLS CORNER DRYWALL COMPOUND
- COAT BOTH WALLS CORNER DRYWALL COMPOUND. Use a 6-inch joint knife to fill any gaps between the two walls with drywall compound.
- APPLY DRYWALL TAPE.
- PUSH TAPE JOINT COMPOUND.
- APPLY JOINT COMPOUND ONE SIDE CORNER.
- APPLY JOINT COMPOUND OTHER SIDE.
Can you caulk drywall corners?
But here’s one that makes drywall finishing faster without regrets later: In closets and other low-priority areas, don’t tape and mud inside corners. Instead, caulk them. I first tried this trick on wall and ceiling corners 20 years ago—and those corners still look good.
Can I use mesh tape for inside corners?
Mesh tape is a little more difficult to work with but it can be used in corners as well. Just remember that mesh tape doesn’t hold a crease well and it’s easy to cut or sand through. Using mesh tape: If you use mesh tape on inside corners, apply it before the compound.
How big of a gap can you fill with caulk?
A single bead of caulk can fill gaps up to 1/4 inch. If the gap is slightly larger than this, fill it with a bead of caulk deeper into the gap, but not flush with the surface. Wait until the caulk is completely cured before coming back to put a surface bead on.
Can drywall seams be caulked?
No. Caulk might look great for a short time (if it doesn’t shrink to oblivion right away), but it doesn’t bond to the cut end of the gypsum panel at all. Eventually it’ll crack loose. You need tape in most cases to create a solid bond (tape-on-paper, essentially), and to add structure and continuity to the joint.
Can I use corner bead on inside corners?
Metal beading is suitable only for outside corners—it can’t be used for inside corners.
Should I tape corners or seams first?
The order of taping is the same: Do screw indentations and beveled joints first, inside and outside corners next, and butt joints last. If you use mesh tape on flat joints, note that it’s not suitable for corners. Use pre-creased paper tape for inside corners and preformed tape for outside corners.
Should I tape inside drywall corners?
For a professional finish, you have to tape, then wait. The average house has as much lineal footage of inside corners as it does flat seams. A good system for taping and mudding inside corners improves the look of every room and saves time. A quality drywall job starts with careful planning.
Is mesh or paper tape better for drywall?
Most drywall tradesmen will say that paper tape is stronger than mesh drywall tape. Paper tape is better at preventing cracking along drywall seams. Paper tape folds easily and therefore is easily applied to corners to allow for crisp inside 90° corners.