Vinyl bullnose corner beads are wildly popular profiles for drywall corners with smooth, rounded edges. They give you all the eye-catching elegance of a Southwestern-style home, but they’re super easy to use and provide unbeatable durability for the long haul. Whether you’re working with a normal corner or an archway, you can’t get a better bullnose finish than with these beads. And with 3/16” Small Bullnose Corner Bead — featuring the smallest radius on the market — you’ve got more profile options than ever to suit your own style. With a smaller bullnose, you can go bolder with your drywall finishing.
Use a Smaller Bullnose for Bolder Corners
As you’d expect, 3/16” Small Bullnose has a 3/16” radius, smaller than any other in our vinyl Bull family (which includes ⅜” Medium, ¾” Large and 1 ½” Jumbo Bullnose profiles). This radius gives the bead an edge that’s noticeably more rounded than a soft profile 90-degree corner bead, but not as obvious as its larger bullnose family members. So, if you’re someone who craves a bold interior finish but with a subtler sense of style, 3/16” Small Bullnose is the perfect corner bead for you.
As our friend Steve Tuer from Refresh Home Improvements demonstrates in the above video, installation of 3/16” Small Bullnose isn’t difficult — with the proper drywall setback (see above illustration), you’d install it like you would any other standard Trim-Tex vinyl corner bead. Simply apply two coats of 847 Spray Adhesive, press the bead into place and hit it with half-inch staples every six to eight inches.