Mesh vs. Paper Drywall Tape

Sean Staff asked 4 years ago

When taping, where and why should I use mesh vs. paper tape?

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crowderpainting Staff answered 8 years ago

Mesh drywall tape is best used on large cracks that need reinforcement. It will offer more strength to a questionable crack than paper tape. Its biggest drawback is its hard to float over and have a good smooth finish without producing a bump.

Paper drywall tape is easier to work with and easier to float out with drywall mud. A good choice for cracks in plaster that don't have any movement.

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