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some very thought prevolking material here

Posted by Steve: on January 11th, 2002 09:27 PM
In reply to Hmmmm! by Mark on January 11th, 2002 04:28 PM [Go to top of thread]

and I respect all sides. this is a question that arouses opinions like what brush do your prefer?

Now, here is my thinking and what I have been told. Mesh tape is Not stronger as said above, but it is more flexible to movement and will forgive a bit.

Now, I don't use paper tape because I have found in my area where homes shift over night, that walls above doors and windows repaired with mesh tape will most likely not crack again. My home is a very good test for that thinking.

Cracks always occur around windows and above doors, I repair all of them with mesh.

Now, I have found that mesh takes about four or five applications of mud to get a good cover up. Tape takes only three correct?

When I am done, you cannot see the mesh and the surface is smooth and nice.

But, here I go with some killing of my own thinking; if mesh is flexible and will give to an extent, then how does this happen with five layers of mud over that mesh?

I would think that the mud negates the flex of the mesh with all that coats.

Input please......

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