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Drywall Skim Coating – Outside Corners

My previous posting showed skim coating prep for inside corners. If you have outside corners they need to be fixed also.
Here is the soffit over the vanities at the Lightyear Sunken Bath Project. We are cornerbeading it to create a smooth job.

Cornerbead installation for skim coating

Cornerbead installation for skim coating

Cornerbead is available in 8′ and 10′ lengths most places. When you have a run that is longer, and need to butt two pieces together you bridge them. Bridging is using a small piece of bead behind your outside corner. This allows you to butt the next length to it and have a smooth line to tape and mud.

Bridging Corner Bead

Bridging Corner Bead


Now that the corner bead is installed the skim coating continues. Here I have skim coated the the walls of the soffit, but without running the beads. This gives a smoother area to run your knife against when filling the beads and the inside corners. A little work now saves a lot of work later.

I am using USG Dust Control Mud here as it works so well. Sands like a dream and clumps together for clean up.

Fill coat before running the bead

Fill coat before running the bead

Here is the corner with the next skim coat applied.

Here is the soffit and ceilings with the corner bead filled and second coat applied.

Here is the soffit and ceilings with the corner bead filled and second coat applied.

Here is the soffit area where we installed the bridging at the top of the post.

Here is the other side of the soffit with the opening into the utility room.

Here is the other side of the soffit with the opening into the utility room.


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