How to Install Drywall Window Returns

A drywall window reunite is used on windows at which no trimming will be installed. A windowsill is going to be installed while top and the sides are completed in drywall. This is a common program for lower-priced builder-grade houses. Wood trim is relatively expensive to buy and install, so the method is chosen by many builders. Windowsills are installed since drywall responds badly to moisture coming through window screens. Installing a drywall yield is pipes work.

Measure the thickness of the window return from the external framing into the window frame’s surface. Subtract 1/4 inch. Measure the length of the top window reunite from the surface of the coarse framing on each side.

Transfer your dimensions to drywall sheet. Draw on the lines on the sheet by means of a drywall straightedge. Cut through the drywall paper by yanking your drywall knife along the line and lining up the straightedge. Cut through the paper. Transfer your line and cut on the brief line so that you can cut all of the way through the plank. Align the straightedge along the line that is very long and cut on on your side in the same manner. Press the plank away from you and snap the drywall along the cut. Cut through the paper on the side.

Fit your drywall. Position your drywall even with edge of the framing and about 1/4 inch from the window frame.

Twist the shingles into the framing using 2 drywall screws in each end that is brief. Space screws every 12 inches along the length in pairs. Measure and fit the drywall pieces so they fit close to the windowsill, 1/4 inch off from the window frame and even with the surface of the framing. Screw both sides in place.

Cut 2 pieces of inside corner tape into the thickness of your drywall recurrence. Apply joint compound and then press the tape to the top corner between the side drywall and the top. Smooth the corner employing a drywall putty knife. Repeat for the next corner.

Measure the width of the window between the two side pieces of drywall. Cut 2 pieces of L-plastic corner to this length. Put one piece of beading together with the L together with all the L facing away from you facing you and one. Spray the molding with water to trigger itself adhesive. Press the beading. The beading using the adhesive side on the side goes between the drywall and the window frame. Another strip goes on underside and the drywall face. The strips must be smooth and flush with the drywall on both the underside and the surface. Repeat this for each side.

Roll the beading using a double sided installment roller to press the beading firmly to the drywall.

Apply joint compound over beading and the holes strips to create a smooth surface. Allow the compound. Sand the surfaces block to remove imperfections. Apply a second coat of compound.

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