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.
Do you need inside corner bead for drywall?
The answer, though, is simple: They cheat. They use a rigid material called corner beading, which can be made of metal or plastic. Inside corners don’t need as much protection, so drywallers cover them with regular drywall tape. The process for finishing inside and outside corners is the same.
What is the easiest corner bead to use?
The most common and least expensive corner bead is galvanized metal. Easily applied with your choice of nails, screws, staples, compound or adhesive, it resists rust and stands up well to minor abuse once installed.
Can you use outside corner bead on inside corners?
Metal beading is suitable only for outside corners—it can’t be used for inside corners.
Can you paint over corner bead?
the corner bead is made of alum. is generally exposed and paints well, it is not neccessary [or practical] to cover it all, it will paint fine. the corner bead is made of alum. is generally exposed and paints well, it is not neccessary [or practical] to cover it all, it will paint fine.