Best way to repair this?

Discussion in 'Builders' Talk' started by fred812, May 28, 2021.

  1. fred812

    fred812 Active Member

    Lights a bit funny but it an external plasterboard corner thats burst for some reason, probably been knocked because we've had a lot of work done recently.
    Is it ok to just cut 6" or so out and plaster a new bit in?
    Can I get a bead with a matching corner, what's there is quite sharp and the stuff I see seems to be rounded.
    Thanks for any help.

    Attached Files:

  2. fred812

    fred812 Active Member

    In case its not clear above, I meant a new bit of bead if that's what its called.
    Its the existing bead that has broken and sort of burst open.
  3. CGN

    CGN Screwfix Select

    Are you replastering the walls?
  4. FlyByNight

    FlyByNight Well-Known Member

    That bead looks rusty to me ...
  5. AnotherTopJob

    AnotherTopJob Screwfix Select

    Neatly cut out any loose plasterboard in the damaged area. If the existing metal beading is buckled then cut it out with a junior hacksaw and insert a new section along with new sections of plasterboard, which you should be able to screw onto the joists.
    Most beading has a rounded edge as standard.
  6. fred812

    fred812 Active Member

    Thanks for the replies and advice.

    No not intending to replace (skim?) The walls.

    The beads not rusty, probably the light making it look like it is.
  7. The Happy Builder

    The Happy Builder Screwfix Select

    It looks like Drylining corner tape, not angle bead..

    Pull the whole corner off and redo it using new tape and jointing compound.

  8. fred812

    fred812 Active Member

    Yes, thats it I reckon. Many thanks.
    Do I have to do the whole length or can I strip and replace a few inches each side of the damage?
    If I have to do the whole length would I be better getting some of the metal beads?
    Thanks again.
  9. The Happy Builder

    The Happy Builder Screwfix Select

    Replace the whole corner top to bottom.
    stuart44 likes this.
  10. Bob Rathbone

    Bob Rathbone Screwfix Select

    If the rest of the corner is sound and not crumbly. push in all of the bead that has been pulled out, so it is below finished plaster level. The fill with 'Polyfilla' and sand to a finish.

Share This Page