Drywall Corner Tool
In this video I’ll be revealing a drywall finishers secret. I’m going to show you how to use a drywall corner tool when drywall finishing or repairing drywall on an inside corner. I’ll be using a 12 inch drywall taping knife, mud pan, drywall corner taping tool and drywall paper tape. I’m using an all-purpose joint compound to bed and finish the corner tape in this video.
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While on a wallpaper removal and skim coating project I wanted to take the opportunity to show you how to use a drywall corner tool. This corner repair is where the ceiling and wall meet. if you ever have a corner repair you need to do then this video can definitely help you out!
Drywall Tools and materials you will need:
- Drywall Corner Tool
- Drill and paint mixer to thin down the joint compound
- 12″ or 6″ drywall taping knife
- Drywall mud pan or hawk
- Roll of drywall paper tape**Tip– Drywall paper tape gives a much better corner finish then a fiberglass mesh drywall tape
- Bucket or tub of all purpose joint compound
This type of drywall corner tool makes it real simple. I like to use a 12 inch drywall taping knife to lay out the mud. Lay it out just a little bit wider than the paper drywall tape and then take the corner tool and smooth it out in one long pass before applying the drywall tape.
I’ll take the paper tape and tear it just a little bit longer than the repair area. Now fold the paper tape in half and place the center of the table in the center of the corner.
Now take your corner tool starting in the middle and go out applying light pressure. It is important to start in the middle because you can get a crinkle in the tape and once that happens it’s hard to get out!
Now start in the middle and go the opposite direction of using light pressure like you just did before.
Now take your 12 inch taping knife and lightly apply mud over top of the tape like you did to the wall and ceiling before you added the tape. Be sure not to push too hard and move the corner tape while you’re applying the mud.
Now once again take your drywall corner tool and go over the corner tape. This time not starting in the middle but going from one end of the corner to the other. Applying light pressure. Once you’re done with that the corner is pretty much a done deal. You might need to do a little sanding otherwise it should be ready to go.
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