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dj1
Re: Paper tape vs. Fiberglass mesh tape

"They just came out with a fiberglass tape that is a spun (non-woven) fabric,"

What is it called?

Sombreuil_mongrel
Re: Paper tape vs. Fiberglass mesh tape
dj1 wrote:

"They just came out with a fiberglass tape that is a spun (non-woven) fabric,"

What is it called?

I have no idea what was on the label; it was at Home Depot in Leesburg VA.
I searched and found:
http://www.homedepot.com/p/FibaTape-FibaFuse-2-in-x-250-ft-Paperless-Drywall-Joint-Tape-FDW8562-U/203154307
Be advised, it puts off slivers of fiberglass like you wouldn't believe.

Casey

Mastercarpentry
Re: Paper tape vs. Fiberglass mesh tape

The new stuff sounds interesting and may solve this age-old argument. As for amateur-finisher me and the professional finishers I know, we all use paper tape exclusively because it is less prone to stress cracking than mesh. I will use mesh tape on stubborn cracks with expansion movement because it is stronger in that direction, but with lateral movement paper tape is best. That's why USG recommends using paper and not mesh.

Ducking down and running now, avoiding the caulking section on the way out :p

Phil

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