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Old 05-17-14, 08:51 AM
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I am painting our living room and have what I think it is a minor outside corner problem.Name:  photo.jpg
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You can see that the metal on the corner on the left side is pulling a bit to the right where the cracks show. The crack runs from the top of the doorway down and ends about 3 1/2' off the floor. It is worst at the top. Near the top you can feel it with your finger. From 3' below the top until it ends you can see it but can't feel when running your fingers across it.

I don't think it is so bad that I need a new metal corner. Can I just smear some joint compound with or without ? tape on it? I am not sure why it separated but I don't think it is stress. This doorway doesn't have any stress cracks.

What is the easiest way to fix this so that it won't separate again?
 
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Old 05-17-14, 02:21 PM
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While a layer of j/c might fix it, it's best to renail the corner bead first. Tape would insure the crack doesn't come back. The corner bead might not have been adequately nailed when it was installed, some just crimp the corner bead on which IMO is asking for failure.
 
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