Answer for Mesh vs. Paper Drywall Tape

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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