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Strait-Flex® Big-Stick

Designed for high traffic, outside 90° corners

The easiest corner bead on the market to install and repair. 

Application(s): Drywall

Big-Stick installs fast and clean for outside 90º corners. The impact-resistant nose is ideal for high traffic areas where bumps and dents to corners most commonly occur. Big-Stick resists dents and paint chipping, cuts easily with a utility knife or scissors, applies with all-purpose joint compound, and will not rust.

  • Vertical or horizontal outside 90° corners
  • Provides a beautiful corner without fuzz-up during finishing and sanding
  • Spans over large gaps without shrinking
  • Easiest corner bead on the market to install or repair
  • Second coat of compound can be applied immediately – very light skim coat to finish


  • Measure wall height and subtract 1/2”. Measure and cut Big-Stick using a scissors or utility knife. Cut the ends of Big-Stick at a 45° angle.
  • With a 4” or 5” taping knife, apply a smooth, liberal coat of all-purpose compound to corner.
  • Press Big-Stick into the wet compound. Adjust if necessary to create a straight line.
  • Wipe down tight with taping knife using a little additional pressure on the outer edges of Big- Stick. Immediately apply a light skim coat of compound over surface. Wipe down tight and smooth. Let dry completely over several hours or overnight.
  • With a 6” or 8” taping knife, apply your final coat of compound feathering the compound beyond previous coat. Let dry completely over several hours or overnight.
  • Sand lightly with 120 grit sandpaper. Big-Stick will not fuzz-up like paper or mesh tapes.

Code Approvals & Performance Standards


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

Product Submittal Sheets

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Product Code Description
BS300-8, BS300-9, BS300-10, BS300-12 Strait-Flex Big-Stick

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