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?

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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
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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
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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
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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
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