How Do You Install Paper Bullnose Corner Beads?
Drywall corners need a covering to make them even and smooth. A paper-faced bullnose corner bead is a metal or plastic strip with a 45-degree angle or rounded bend down the center. The difference between a paper-face bullnose corner bead and a standard metal bead is in the way it is secured to the drywall with joint compound instead of drywall screws, making a paper-faced bullnose bead less susceptible to cracking as the house settles. Paper-face bullnose corner bead is the easiest to install and requires very few tools. Measure the wall, allowing for a ¼ to ½ inch allowance between the bead and the floor. Cut the paper bullnose corner bead to size with tin snips. Add a little water to ready mix joint compound to thin the mixture. Fill the pan with the compound. Spread joint compound (or mud) to cover the entire corner using a drywall taping knife. Secure the paper bullnose corner bead to the joint compound. Use a corner roller up and down the full length of the corner bead to secure i