Big-Stick installs fast and clean for outside 90º corners and is ideal for high traffic areas where bumps and dents are likely to occur. Easier to install than metal corner bead; 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. Manufactured from Strait-Flex's patented composite material, it will not fuzz-up when sanding. The protective laminated nose, is extremely strong and bounces back after impact.
Run your taping knife over the surface of the drywall and remove any high spots. If the knife hits a screw head, set the screw a little deeper. Use a drywall rasp to clean up edges, if needed. Measure wall height and subtract 1/2”. Measure and cut Big-Stick using a scissors or utility knife.
(1) Most professionals prefer to cut the ends of Big-Stick at a 45º angle.
(2) With a 4”or 5” taping knife, apply a smooth, liberal coat of all-purpose compound to corner.
(3) Press Big-Stick into the wet compound. Adjust if necessary to create a straight line.
(4) For high volume applications, use BSR300 Rolling Tool for fast installation and squaring up corner beads.
(5) 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.
(6) 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
(7) Sand lightly with 120 grit sandpaper. Big-Stick will not fuzz-up like paper or mesh tapes.
Properly mix all-purpose compound per manufacturer’s directions. If applying Strait-Flex tapes over painted surfaces, add Strait-Flex’s Super-Bond or latex paint to compound to enhance bondability.
Use a stainless steel mud pan to carry and re-mix compound as you work. Keeping your compound smooth and free of air pockets and dried clumps of compound, will deliver a smooth finish.
Have a five-gallon bucket of water with a durable sponge handy for cleaning tools.
When painting, apply a base coat of drywall primer to seal the compound and assure an even paint finish.
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