Installation tips for corners in drywall

The corners, the place where two drywalls connect, have to withstand the bumps and collisions every day. In general, one or two sheets of plaster must be cut to fit properly, exposing the cast crumbly center panel. The corners provide that measure of protection as bonus to cover the edges of the drywall.


The corners come in long strips which engage the walls of standard heights and are made ​​of both metal and plastic. The material is pre-folded to bend easily around the corner when applied. Both options come with material butt rounded edge or square edge. The choice of materials and design is based on individual tastes.

Cutting to size

Select a piece of a length lace from ceiling to about 1/2 inch (1.27 cm) from the ground. Apply the trim Base after the wall is completed; This will protect the bottom edge of the drywall, as it will hide any space along the floor, A pair of tin snips or a hacksaw to cut through a butt. Try to avoid bending or twisting the butt of his way when the courts. If arcs are formed, they will be difficult to fill later.


Use a full strip butt cut to size for the wall instead of joining together two or more short sections. The patched style is more difficult to cover with joint compound and not look as straight and smooth as one piece. Place drywall screws in pre-drilled along each side of the butt-hole. Keep the screws eight or 10 inches (20.32 or 25.4 cm) apart and the material underlies in the butt so that the heads do not protrude. This will support the solid butt on the wall and make the final steps easier.

Apply paste

Pasta, joint compound and drywall compound all refer to the same material – a bonding agent used to hide and leveling and seal the joints between sheets of drywall. The compound is solid in a list formula to use or powder to be mixed with water. Material applied in several thin coats rather than a single thick layer. Spread the compound in a butt with a wide spatula, smoothing the material about six inches (15.24 cm) along both walls. The second layer should completely hide the butt material and soften few inches further, A final thin finish the task.