Removing Curved Ceiling Corner


Any curved ceiling that you find in the corner of your wall is also known as a fillet. It is designed with a special inside corner bead before the drywall is finished in order to create the curve ceiling. Whenever you remove curved ceiling corner, you need to also remove the inside corner bead or fillet. Once you managed to remove it, you have to redo the wall-to-ceiling joint by using a standard drywall tape and joint compound. The standard drywall tape and joint compound are normally used because it would be able to create a sharp and right-angle corner for a better finish of your curved ceiling corner.

To get rid of curved ceiling corner, you need:

  • Utility knife
  • Stiff putty knife
  • Pry bar

Remove Curved Ceiling Corner

Removing Your Curved Ceiling Corner

  • First thing that you need do is to take your utility knife and cut into the inside corner fillet near the corner of the room.
    • Then, you need to scrape or cut the drywall joint compound so that you would be able to view the edges of the fillet located on the wall and also on the ceiling.

    Always protect yourself by wearing a dust mask and eye wear whenever you start to the task. You should also cover all your furniture using plastic or unused cloth in order to keep away the dust and debris off, plus also protect the floor where you want to do your work.

  • Next step is to cut along the edge of the fillet which is on the ceiling and wall. This is to reduce the any damage that might occur when you try to remove the fillet.
    • Make sure that you cut deep enough so that you managed to score the paper covering your drywall.
    • Then, you need to push your putty knife at the back of the fillet and pry it from the wall and ceiling.
    • If you find it necessary, you can even use a pry bar to pull it away from the wall. Make sure to clean any of the loose debris from the wall to your ceiling joint.
  • You must apply drywall joint compound along your wall to ceiling joint by using a 6-inch taping knife. This should be done on both of your wall and ceiling in a gentle and smooth manner with at least 1/4-inch-deep layer of compound.
    • Next, you have to cut a piece of drywall tape having the same length as your joint.
    • Fold it in a lengthwise manner along the preformed crease.
  • After that, you need to place the tape along the seam.
    • Ensure that half length of the tape is on the ceiling while the other half is on your wall.
    • The crease that made earlier should be able to fit into the juncture of your wall and ceiling.
    • Then, you need to press the tape into the mud by using your drywall knife.
    • Once you done the above step, you need to continue applying a second layer of the compound on top of the tape. Ensure that you smooth the compound by using your knife so that you would be able to remove any of the excess compounds.
    • You should leave the drywall compound to dry thoroughly for at least 24 hours.
  • Once it is dried, you need to sand the joint by using a medium-grit sanding screen on your drywall in order to smooth the surface of the joint.
    • Next, you have to wipe off the dust before applying another coat of your joint compound onto the joint using your 8-inch taping knife.
    • Make sure that you smooth the edges of your compound into a thin layer as possible.
    • After that, the compound should be left to dry overnight. Once it is dried, you need to sand it smoothly to have a nice surface before applying a final coat to the joint by using your 10-inch taping knife.

    Make sure that you use a fine-grit sanding screen when you sand the surface of the compound so that the edges will be smooth and you would not be able to feel the new layer of the compound that you have made. You must also vacuum any of the excess dust that you find on the wall before you can proceed with the priming and painting task.

    Always remember that whenever you want to remove your curved ceiling corner,

    • You must look for a quick-setting joint compound available at your local home centers nearby your house. This product would be able to sets up easily within 20 to 90 minutes but the product requires you to be quick when using it.
    • For those of you who have never taped and finished any drywall in your life, you should use the standard premix and leave the process of drying by letting it set overnight.
    • Always remember that you should not inhale any of the drywall dust and debris because it is not good for your health.

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