What is happening to my walls?


Old 03-23-15, 02:46 PM
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What is happening to my walls?

Hello. I've been working on home repairs lately at a novice level and have noticed something happening to my walls around certain edges and railings. It is hard to describe so I've posted a few photos. It is essentially peeling off in a strip. Any idea what is happening and how difficult/involved this would be to fix? Would a repair for a crack in drywall be effective?

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Old 03-23-15, 02:50 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

Looks like a poor taping job.

I assume you did not install the drywall personally?
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A little hard to tell from the close ups, are they inside corners? if so, cutting out the loose tape and retaping/mudding is the fix.
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I did not install the drywall at all. I recently bought the house and have been working on issues. It is both at corners and not. If that makes sense. Thanks for the fast replies.
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They skimped on the nails on the corner beads. May be as easy as chipping out some material, adding ring shank drywall nails and remudding. Is that a radius corner bead or a hard 90 degree corner bead?
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