Interior corner between siding and brick (pics)

archangelus2July 7, 2011

We have an enclosed patio that we are trying to convert into a babies room and their is an inch or so gap between the brick and the "siding" that I need to do something with. Right now their is a piece of trim kind of floating there that just isn't doing it for me.

How would you guys go about meeting these two walls together?


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don92

The only way it will look good is to cut the siding back so that it runs in to whatever you block out the corner with; perhaps a 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 trim piece. You could scribe it in but a little more diificult.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2011 at 7:36AM
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brickeyee

"We have an enclosed patio that we are trying to convert into a babies room..."

Remove siding, install interior finished wall up to brick.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2011 at 9:24AM
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archangelus2

Even if we removed the siding, how do we meet the drywall up with the brick?

    Bookmark   July 8, 2011 at 11:24AM
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renovator8

Install an "L" bead (with integral paper tape) at the vertical edge of the drywall as close to the brick as practical and then fill the joint with a paintable sealant or a sealant the color of the brick.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2011 at 2:54PM
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archangelus2

I have read about L beads but don't understand exactly what they do for you, why can't you butt the bare drywall up against the brick?

    Bookmark   July 8, 2011 at 3:43PM
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brickeyee

"why can't you butt the bare drywall up against the brick?"

Brick is not that flat.
The mortar joints are typically tooled to be below the face of the brick.

A piece of wood helps hide the joint, and coupled with some caulk makes for a smoother transition.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2011 at 4:42PM
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