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Mesh tape=garbage, in my humble opinion

Posted by Bruce Ridenour on January 11th, 2002 06:42 PM
In reply to Hmmmm! by Mark on January 11th, 2002 04:28 PM [Go to top of thread]

I used mesh tape once......Once. Never again. The only redeaming factor of mesh tape is that it's easy to apply. I have found that mesh tape doesn't hold up worth a darn and doesn't have the strenght to hold up under stress as well as paper tape.

There has also been a suggestion here to use Durabond. My opinion is that refular durabond will only ecxacerbate the situation. The harder something is, the less flexible it is. I use a lot of USG/drywall's "EasySand" compound which is lighter weight and much easier to sand and work with than durabond, but even this stuff has it's limitations.

I'd stick with paper tape and pre-mixed compound.

All in my humble opinion.

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