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Window #2 - Help with drywall repair - cracks around window frame and sill

Window #2 - Help with drywall repair - cracks around window frame and sill

Old 09-06-16, 06:37 PM
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Window #2 - Help with drywall repair - cracks around window frame and sill

Hello- soliciting some advice on repairing these cracks. Planning on mudding and taping the drywall return(s) (what I call the window sills). My main question is on the cracks on the walls themselves - long vertical and horizontal cracks where metal corner moldings have raised slightly. They flex when i gently press on them. Should I mud and tape them or can I get by (like a previous repair) using a utility knife to carefully trim/cut out the raised edges into a thin 'V' shaped channel and then fill with mud and sand smooth? I think that would be less sanding and resultant texturing than a complete tape job.. Wondering what would work best. As always, thanks for your help.

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Old 09-07-16, 02:51 AM
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If the metal corner bead is flexing, I would nail it secure in several locations along the length, setting the nails/screws below the surface slightly, then skimming it over with mud. Not sure why the bead is releasing unless it just wasn't installed properly.
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I've never liked it but some hangers use a crimper instead of nails to secure the bead to the wall
That relies on the crimping/mud to hold the bead in place, not uncommon for it to fail after a few yrs

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