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Install J Bead

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Is there anything special about the installation of a metal J Bead to make a finished edge.  I assume the long side of the 'J' is installed on the room side.  The metal is very smooth, unlike metal corner bead.  Does the mud (I'll imbed it in all purpose ready mix) stick to this stuff?  Is it attached with drywall screws too?  Thanks for a reply.

Mike

The J bead I've seen installs (post #187376, reply #1 of 7)

The J bead I've seen installs with the long leg on the back side , no taping or mudding on the exposed side. Screws can be run into the long leg from the face. 

Thanks for the advice. Mike (post #187376, reply #4 of 7)

Thanks for the advice.

Mike

? (post #187376, reply #2 of 7)

If you wish to cap the edge of drywall and leave that exposed, then J-bead might be the answer.  And I've seen people that mudded over the face of it  (like you would a corner bead.  But, it probably could crack at that joint with any kind of movement.

If you are butting the drywall against something and want a nice finish, take a look at "L" bead.  It's meant to stop or cap and edge, yet lets you mud over it very much like corner bead.

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Calvin: I am glad I asked, (post #187376, reply #5 of 7)

Calvin:

I am glad I asked, thanks for the advice.

mike

I'm sorry, forgot to include the link (post #187376, reply #7 of 7)

Here's a link to trimtex.

J/L bead might be what you are looking for.

http://www.trim-tex.com/productsindex.htm

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check this out. (post #187376, reply #3 of 7)

Got to J / L bead and look for Mud On J-Bead.  Maybe that would work for you=mud-able J-bead.  Sort of a combo "L" bead

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Thanks for the tip. Mike (post #187376, reply #6 of 7)

Thanks for the tip.

Mike