Best answer: Do you tape over metal corner bead?

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.

Can you use metal corner bead for inside corners?

Metal beading is suitable only for outside corners—it can’t be used for inside corners.

Can you finish drywall without tape?

Finishing drywall requires tape, and that’s what it’s called in the industry. “Mud” is slang for “joint compound”.

What can I use instead of drywall tape?

Mesh Tape. Fiberglass mesh tape offers a few advantages. First, it is easy to use. Just tear a piece off the roll and lay it on a layer of wet joint compound.

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