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Taping Tricky Transitions

Apply innovative products to difficult drywall corners for a faster, easier, and more durable job

Hanging and taping drywall on flat walls is tough work, but when transitions are anything other than flat, the work gets harder. Drywall expert Myron R. Ferguson shares some tips and advice on products he turns to when dealing with tricky transitions. For off-angle inside corners, such as the ones created when a sloped ceiling transitions into a flat ceiling, a flexible product is helpful because the framing in this area is subject to settling. For off-angle outside corners, use a sturdy product; these areas are subject to damage from household abuse. For places where drywall meets wood, windows, or doors, L-beads are the product to use; they are ideal for connecting dissimilar building products. This article includes a sidebar on working with ready-mix joint compound.

Taping Tricky Transitions

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