Rip-Bead® Shadow Reveal

Create 3/16" to 1" reveals in drywall & veneer surfaces

Creates edge reveal when butting up to ceilings, base trim and other finished interior components.

Application(s): Drywall

Features a 1/4" removable leg acts as a guide for taping knife and a protective mask for joint compound application.



Step 1:
When installing the drywall, allow for the appropriate gap between the drywall and the adjacent interior surface to accept the edge reveal leg of the Rip-Bead Shadow Reveal to ensure a straight, flat application. Avoid using the tapered edge of the drywall board for this application. Make sure the surface of the drywall is clean and smooth. Measure and cut the shadow reveal to length, subtract ½” for vertical applications. Dry fit the Rip-Bead Shadow Reveal to ensure the optimum fit.

Step 2:
For optimal results spray the drywall surface and the flanges of the Rip-Bead Shadow Reveal with spray adhesive and position the shadow reveal into place. Once in position, apply pressure with the handle of your taping knife and then staple the corner bead every 6”– 8” with ½” staples to keep the shadow reveal tight to the drywall surface. 

Step 3:
Using a 6” taping knife, apply the first coat of joint compound to the surface of the Rip-Bead Shadow Reveal. The use lightweight compound or setting-type compound in this step will reduce shrinkage and speed up the drying time. Let this dry completely, for several hours or overnight.

Step 4:
Using an 8” taping knife, apply the final coat of joint compound. Feather the compound beyond the previous coat. The use of all-purpose compound or topping compound will make for a more durable finish. Let this dry completely, for several hours or overnight.

Step 5:
Gently remove the Rip-Bead removable leg after the final coat of compound is completely dry and before sanding.

Step 6:
Sand lightly with 120 grit sandpaper to finish.


ASTM & Code Standards

  • ASTM C1047 - Standard Specification for Accessories for Gypsum Wallboard and Gypsum Veneer Base
  • ASTM D3678 - Standard Specification for Rigid Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC) Interior Profile Extrusions
  • Installation: ASTM C840 - Standard Specification for Application and Finishing of Gypsum Board
  • SDS & Product Certification Information


All stored materials shall be kept dry.  Materials shall be stacked off the ground, supported on a level platform, and protected from the weather.


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CTR50 Rip-Bead® Shadow Reveal

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