Modern Corner Bead
Add a level of detail and style to your drywall work with Trim-Tex's chamfer bead profiles.
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Installing good-looking drywall means choosing the right products and using them with skill. Corner bead is used to protect outside corners, where drywall is most vulnerable to damage. These outside corners are also where you can add detail to your drywall work and enhance the style of your home.
Trim-Tex makes corner beads for just about every application. Made of vinyl, Trim-Tex corner beads avoid some of the problems found with steel beads. Their corner beads are lightweight yet durable, mold- and rustproof, and resistant to dents. And when a corner does get damaged, the repair takes a matter of minutes, not hours.
Trim-Tex makes more than 200 different profiles of corner bead, from common 90° corners to more decorative options. Jason Mollak, builder and homeowner of FHB House Nebraska, chose Trim-Tex’s large Chamfer Bead for his house. This bead has a wide, 1-1/8-in. chamfer profile that gives each outside corner two defined edges. This softens the look of the drywall, and adds a nice shadowline at each corner and a bit of extra detail throughout the house.
Installation starts with clean cuts on the drywall at each corner. It’s recommended to spray both the corner bead and the drywall with light coats of Trim-Tex’s 847 Spray Adhesive, and then staple the corner bead every 6 in. to 8 in. The corner is then finished with two or three coats of joint compound. If you can’t get your hands on a can of adhesive spray, as was the case on this job, just use more staples, applying them every 2 in. to 3 in. Spray-and-staple installation means no drywall cracks, and that means no callbacks.
FHB House Nebraska has a modern farmhouse vibe and the chamfer bead profile complements that look well. Whether your project is traditional, transitional, or modern, you’ll find a matching style in the profiles that Trim-Tex offers.