How Do You Tape A Drywall Box?

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How Do You Tape A Drywall Box?

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When pipes or ductwork must be hidden, a common solution is to “box” them in. This means that a wood framework is built around them, which is then covered in drywall. After that, finish the drywall with tape and joint compound to prepare the surface for paint. To do so, you will need some basic drywall tools and supplies, all of which are inexpensive and available at most building-supply stores. After that, it’s just a matter of installing corner bead on the exterior corners and then embedding tape over the joints. Cover any exterior angles (the corners of the box) using metal corner bead. First, cut the metal corner bead to size using tin snips or construction shears. Attach the metal corner bead to the corner with drywall nails and a hammer. Install one nail every 6 to 8 inches. Be careful not to drive nails into the ductwork or pipes inside the box. Mix the joint compound according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Embed paper drywall tape over each joint where two panels of drywa

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