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How To Use Drywall Corner Roller Finishing Tool

How to use a corner roller

A drywall corner roller is an essential part of the finishing process, and it is an easy-to-use tool that is useful for setting tape on both sides of an inside drywall or plaster corner. Made of corrosion-resistant stainless steel or aluminum, this roller is very durable, meaning that the roller can take a lot of abuse and use before needing replacement. Corner rollers are reusable and not necessary to repurchase after every job, and this tool will last for many years if you take care of it properly.

This tool is made with a high-quality cast aluminum roller body. The wheels are surrounded by an aluminum-reinforced stainless steel cover that prevents them from being damaged by rust or when dropped. The handle is a telescopic plastic construction with a contoured design for a comfortable grip. The end of the tool is threaded for extended reach. It is ideal for homeowners and professionals who don’t have long arms.

Corner Rollers are an essential part of the finishing process. They are used to embed drywall paper tape in the corners and prepare them for the angle head of a corner finisher. These tools are durable and come with a 5-year limited warranty. Our company has been in the drywall industry for over 25 years and is committed to continuous innovation. They continue to develop new products and improve the existing ones to meet the needs of a growing industry.

Experts Say

If your corner roller has a rust-like appearance on the wheels themselves, it’s not rust. The colour comes from the chemical compound interacting with the tool since it is heat-treated. The heat treatment allows the tool to have a lifespan of up to five years without affecting performance.

How To Use A Drywall Corner Roller

If your corner roller is fresh out of the box, you will want to attach it to a handle then dunk it in a bucket of mud so the roller will have an exceptional finish on the front. You will need your corner roller to be full of mud, so it will leave a layer of mud behind once you use the corner roller.

You will want to start your corner roller in the middle of the corner. If you start at the top or bottom, there is a chance you will drag the tape with the roller instead of embedding it. Once you have gone over the corner tape lightly, go over it again and give it a tight push. After using your corner roller, you can then use a corner flusher. We have corner rollers from multiple brands such as Columbia Tools and Level 5.

Pro Tip!

You will want to apply your corner flusher before moving onto the next room or corner. The reason behind this is that you do not wish to have your mud dry before you finish that corner.

Columbia has put together a great guide on how to use a drywall corner that we used as the base for this article.

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