Does corner bead need to be taped?
For me, outside corners are a lot easier to tape than inside corners. There is no need to put any tape on the corner bead (though you can tape the edge of metal corner bead to reduce corner cracking). In addition, there are usually no seams or gaps along the corner bead edge (if there are gaps, use joint tape).
Which is better paper or metal corner bead?
Outside drywall corners have traditionally been protected with nail-on metal corners, but paper-faced corner bead is simpler and resists cracks and chips better.
How do I stop my corners from chipping on the wall?
3 Solutions to Protect Wall Corners
- PVC Self-Adhesive Corner Guards. Our PVC Self-Adhesive Corner Guards are the perfect solution for a quick and easy installation. …
- Stainless Steel Corner Guards. …
- Rubber & Heavy-Duty Corner Guards.
How do you stop plaster from cracking?
The first prevention tip is stopping the plaster or render from drying too quickly. This means avoiding plastering and rendering in direct sunlight or where there is a strong wind. The premium time for plastering or rendering in the warmer months is early in the morning, as it is less humid at this time of day.
When should I be concerned about plaster cracks?
Severe – cracks up to 25mm wide could be a sign of structural damage and should be inspected and repaired by a professional. Very severe – any crack above 25mm in width indicates serious structural damage and will need major repair work, which could include underpinning and rebuilding.