drywall question?

ravlegendApril 9, 2007

How do the "professionals" finish off an inside corner of the drywall, where it meets the ceiling?

I am using an inside corner trowel which helps but where it meets the ceiling it takes some skills I imagine.

In many instances I end up with a blob of plaster that takes me a good chuck of time to sand it off.

Any hints?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

An inside corner tool should strike off a clean corner.
I use a 6 inch knife for everything.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2007 at 5:10PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I have no problem with inside corner in general - it's where it meets the ceiling that causes me fit.

1 idea I'm pursuiting is to borrow a Dremel hand craft tool (or similar handy craft tool) to finely sand this hard to reach corner down a bit.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2007 at 2:03PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I think the secret to corners in general is to not apply too much mud at one time and only apply it on one side at a time. If you do it right you should have no or very little sanding right in the corner. The sanding should be away from the corner to blend it into the open wall.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2007 at 3:16PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Oh but I forgot to add that I like to use those sanding sponges with the angled side - makes it easy to get into a corner if you have to.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2007 at 4:01PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
water seeping through floor?
I have a finished walk out basement. After several...
Adding toilet to basement
We are adding a half bath to our basement when we start...
What kind of ceiling to do?
We are wanting to finish out basement rustic/lodge...
Spray foam basement band joists
I just had an energy audit and one thing they recommended...
How to re-do the stairs for my basement remodel
So I'm undergoing a simple remodel of a small basement....
Sponsored Products
Caesar Mantel
$1,285.00 | Horchow
Peanut Brittle
$25.00 | Horchow
Angel Ceiling Fan by Quorum International
$984.00 | Lumens
Mini-Monty Red Fusion Jack Mini Pendant
$257.04 | Bellacor
Carolina Panthers Garden Flag
$8.99 | zulily
Spring Air Back Supporter Plush Mattress and Box A & E Spring Set Multicolor - C
$752.99 | Hayneedle
Country Cast Iron Handrail Bracket - Black Powder Coat
Signature Hardware
Question of Time Clock
$402.50 | Bellacor
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™