Quicksilver™ Corner Bead (CBS)

Used to achieve durable, straight, and crisp, clean 90° outside finished drywall corners

Quicksilver™ corner bead is a hot-dipped, highly durable galvanized bead that offers superior corrosion protection.

Application(s): Drywall
Description

This bead is ideal for humid, moisture-prone conditions and high-traffic areas subject to more than normal abuse.

Recognized as a superior corrosion-resistant drywall finishing corner bead, Quicksilver™ corner bead provides a high-quality finish and solid protection at drywall corners. This traditional drywall finishing product is nailed, stapled, screwed or clinched into place. Flanges are deeply knurled and perforated for excellent joint compound adhesion.

  • Strong metal reinforcement for drywall corners
  • Exposed nose of the bead resists impact and forms a screed for finishing

Material: 0.0125 min thickness, G30 galvanized

Installation

INSTALLATION

Metal corner beads can be installed using a variety of methods.  You may choose to do a combination of all three.

For regular metal corner bead, the drywall does not need to be set back.

 

Method 1: Staples

  1. Measure the wall height and subtract ½”. Measure and cut the corner bead using aviator snips. Dry fit to ensure accuracy.
  2. Position the bead on the corner and staple each mud flange every 6” to 10” with ½” staples.
  3. Using an 8” taping knife, apply the first coat of joint compound to the surface of the corner bead. The use of lightweight or setting-type compound in this step will reduce shrinkage and speed up drying time. Let this dry completely, for several hours or overnight.
  4. Using an 8” or 10” taping knife, apply a light finish coat of joint compound. Feather the compound beyond the previous coat.   The use of all-purpose or topping compound will make for a more durable finish. Let this dry completely, for several hours or overnight.
  5. Sand lightly with 120 grit sandpaper.

 

 Method 2:  Screws or Nails

  1. Measure the wall height and subtract ½”. Measure and cut the corner bead using aviator snips. Dry fit to ensure accuracy.
  2. Position the bead on corner and fasten the bead with screws or nails using the smaller nail holes on each mud flange.
  3. Using an 8” taping knife, apply the first coat of joint compound to the surface of the corner bead. The use of lightweight or setting-type compound in this step will reduce shrinkage and speed up drying time. Let this dry completely, for several hours or overnight.
  4. Using an 8” or 10” taping knife, apply a light finish coat of joint compound. Feather the compound beyond the previous coat.   The use of all-purpose or topping compound will make for a more durable finish. Let this dry completely, for several hours or overnight.
  5. Sand lightly with 120 grit sandpaper.

 

 Method 3:  Clinch-On Tool

  1. Measure the wall height and subtract ½”. Measure and cut the corner bead using aviator snips. Dry fit to ensure accuracy.
  2. Position the bead on the corner. Place the clinch-on tool over the bead.
  3. Hit the tool with a rubber mallet to crimp the bead to the corner, repeating every 8” to 10” for optimum fastening.
  4. Using an 8” taping knife, apply the first coat of joint compound to the surface of the corner bead. The use of lightweight or setting-type compound in this step will reduce shrinkage and speed up drying time. Let this dry completely, for several hours or overnight.
  5. Using an 8” or 10” taping knife, apply a light finish coat of joint compound. Feather the compound beyond the previous coat.   The use of all-purpose or topping compound will make for a more durable finish. Let this dry completely, for several hours or overnight.
  6. Sand lightly with 120 grit sandpaper.
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