AquaBead® is an easy-to-apply, water-activated,self-adhesive drywall corner that doesn’t blister, bubble, dent or crack. AquaBead is a high performance corner bead made of a high-strength polymer core that is coated with paper on both sides and perforated in a manner that achieves solid coverage with a single pass. Featuring a beaded nose, the product is forgiving to the flaws and variations of edge cuts and surpasses the impact resistance of most metal beads that easily dent and have to be pulled back off.

AquaBead installs quickly with a superior bond and since the adhesive paper is water-activated, contractors can apply it using only a spray bottle - no nails or compound are required - eliminating common punch list issues such as nail pops and edge cracking.

Available in Outside 90° beaded and beadless nose, Bullnose and L-Trim:

  • Outside 90° 8' - 313724
  • Outside 90° 9' - 313723
  • Outside 90° 10' - 313725
  • Outside 90° 12' - 314144
  • Outside 90° Trim 8' - 318617
  • Outside 90° Trim 9' - 318618
  • Outside 90° Trim 10' - 318619 
  • Outside 90° Trim 12' - 318620
  • Bullnose 8' - 313728
  • Bullnose 9' - 313727
  • Bullnose 10' - 313721
  • L-Trim 10' - 313726
  • L-Trim 5/8" 10' - 315029

For a complete product description, please see the Product Data Sheet.

AquaBead Product Spotlight Video

AquaBead® is an easy-to-apply, water-activated,self-adhesive drywall corner that doesn’t blister, bubble, dent or crack and offer fast, easy installation and outstanding performance.

Technical Information

Product Data:

  • Packaging: 50 sticks per carton
  • Dimensions:
    • Copolymer laminate center thickness approximately: .056" (14 mm)
    • Copolymer edge thickness approximately: .021" (5.3 mm)
  • Total flange width: 1.697" (43 mm)
  • Storage: Packaged in water-resistant cartons. Store in a dry location and protect from excess moisture. Rotate stock.

For complete Technical Information, please see the Product Data and Submittal Sheet.


For complete installation details, please see the Installation Video, Product Installation Guide or Install Like the Pros.

Warranty Details

Since methods and condition of application such as temperature, humidity and over thinning are beyond our control, CertainTeed Gypsum, Inc. (CertainTeed) will not be responsible for the failure of this product when not used according to directions and specifications and accepted standards of procedure inherent in drywall application; or when reasonable allowance is not made by the user for adverse weather and job conditions. However, if this product proves to be defective, maximum liability shall be limited to replacement of the material only or refund of the purchase price. This shall be the full limit whatsoever of CertainTeed's liability. All claims shall be submitted in writing to CertainTeed within thirty days from the date of discovery. State/Provincial or Federal laws may provide rights in addition to this warranty that cannot be modified or excluded.

Sustainability Information

CertainTeed takes pride in providing the best solutions to make the spaces where we work, live, and play healthier and safer. This means offering high-performing products that create better living environments.

Our products improve building energy efficiency and reduce building energy consumption for the life of the structure. As a result, they help conserve nonrenewable energy sources, decrease dependence on hydrocarbons and lower greenhouse gas emissions.

CertainTeed’s ongoing commitment to sustainability in our manufacturing operations incorporates the principles of industrial ecology, managing energy and water, and reducing waste.


Our ecomedes Sustainable Product Platform allows you to quickly access the product information and certifications you need, calculate contributions to LEED and other green building rating systems and create and save a group of products using the project feature. The information is free to access and always up to date.

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