We’re prepping the master bedroom for painting the ceiling and walls.
Since the French doors were installed over two years ago, they leaked. Installing the drywall to the left and right of the doors was put on hold until the leak was fixed.
In December, our mason, who built the front stoop, came over, took both French doors out (in bedroom and kitchen), turned them upside down, and nailed in flashing on the underside of the door to keep water out. This solved the water issue without removing the entire jamb.
With the door issue solved, John installed the last of the drywall underneath both windows.
Both north windows will have corner bead to eliminate the need for trim. As with the other windows in the house, it’s a cleaner look and all the windows have windowsills.
John installed green drywall on three legs of both windows leaving an extra 1/4-inch which he cut flush with his utility knife.
He taped the horizontal joints with mesh tape.
Cutting the excess drywall flush…
The next step: Applying paper tape vertically on each side of the window followed by nailing in corner bead, joint compound and sanding.
Joint compound is available in two consistencies. Blue is for normal taping applications; it’s easier to apply and sand. Green dries hard as a rock and is applicable for corners such as these windows (or hallway corners).