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Finishing a ceiling access panel


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09-09-03, 12:12 PM   #1  
Here's my original question:

I cut out a 12"x12" piece of sheetrock from the ceiling in my closet. I would like to "finish" the edges of both the panel and the opening to prevent the dust/powder from getting everywhere when I access the panel. Ideas?

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09-09-03, 12:39 PM   #2  
Usually people use door and window casing to picture frame around the opening. Let the trim overhang a little to hold the drywall up.

 
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09-09-03, 02:15 PM   #3  
Originally posted by coops28
Usually people use door and window casing to picture frame around the opening. Let the trim overhang a little to hold the drywall up.
That's my plan for the opening. I want to use the cutout portion for the panel but the sheetrock is starting to powder/crumble. How can I treat the 12x12 cutout panel?

 
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09-10-03, 06:12 AM   #4  
I know what you mean. the edges are getting rough, right? You glue some J molding on it. Make sure both sides are painted.

 
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09-10-03, 06:32 AM   #5  
I've never heard of J molding. Can I just ask for this at my local, very small, hardware store?

 
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09-10-03, 06:36 AM   #6  
Maybe. J molding is drywall bead that looks like a J.
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Or something like that. I know the big home stores carry it.

 
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09-10-03, 10:51 PM   #7  
You were right. They knew exactly what I wanted. Thanks for the help.

 
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09-11-03, 06:53 AM   #8  
No problem!

 
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