I recently moved back to my own place after having rented it out for few years. I noticed only later that the drywall joints in the inner corner of the ceiling of my tiled bathroom wall are completely peeling off. See the pictures.

I would like to fix this but not sure where to start since I can't tape an inner corner against a tiled wall. Instead I thought about just filling the gap and putting a regular flat joint on the edge of the ceiling. Do you think that'd work or suggest another solution? cracked tape

  • Welcome to Home Improvement! Did you move into a rental or purchased place? In the US it matters, as in a rental, this isn't the kind of work you should be doing - it should be on the landlord. Please edit your post to specify. Once you've done that, spend a moment taking the tour to familiarize yourself with the differences between this place and most discussion forums.
    – FreeMan
    Commented Jan 31, 2022 at 13:29
  • Thanks, I edited to reflect i own the place and understand I will have to undertake the works. I looked for other threads but found none that addressed this issue of dealing with inner corner joints when the wall is tilted all the way up to the ceiling.
    – Norwal
    Commented Feb 1, 2022 at 4:14
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    Small, unelaborate, crown molding would be the lazy man's way of dealing with it (it's what I would consider!). Commented Feb 1, 2022 at 5:48

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You could apply new joint compound between the tape and the drywall and attempt to re-adhere the existing tape to the ceiling. It could be reinforced further by applying a new strip of tape on top of the existing tape, such that the center of the new strip is approximately aligned to the edge of the original strip.

A comment suggested crown molding to simply cover the area. On the chance that you don't like the look of a small crown you could consider another profile. For example, a 1/8" by 1" flat rectangle would nearly disappear into the ceiling. Browse the millwork section at a lumber yard or home center for ideas.

  • Thanks so much to you and Steve for great suggestions. I like the crown idea as a workaround!
    – Norwal
    Commented Feb 4, 2022 at 2:26

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