The outside corners of your drywall can take a beating. If yours need to be repaired, you can easily fix them on your own. All you need are some basic supplies and a little time. Here’s what you’ll need to make your repair:
- Drywall Joint Knife
- Drywall Taping Knife
- Sanding Block
- Paint Brush or Roller
- 1 ¼” Drywall Screws
- Aviation Snips
- Corner Beads
- Mud Pan
- Drywall Compound
When taking on this DIY task, be sure to equip yourself with the proper safety gear.
Remove the damaged corner bead with a hacksaw. Then cut a new piece of corner bead to fit. For a smooth seam, it’s often helpful to slide a small piece of corner bead under each end of the existing corner bead. If you choose to do this, simply place your new piece of corner bead over the small patch pieces. Adjust as needed, securing your patch piece of corner bead with drywall screws. Apply two to three coats of joint compound as needed and let dry per manufacturer instructions. Then sand and paste as needed.
Your drywall repair is complete!
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