Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 14
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Renovatrix Great product
This will make even novice drywallers look like pros. And 'though it costs more, it makes up for it by saving you from headaches. I used it to
finish an attic remodel where-- trust me-- nothing was straight, flush, level or plumb. Plus, being an attic, I had tons of odd angles to deal with. I ended up with crisp, straight lines and good-looking angles. The corners really resist denting too, unlike metal corner beads. I hate drywalling but loved working with this stuff because it made it just that much easier and the end project looks great.
May 29, 2006
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sngz4hm Worth every cent
I installed drywall in an unfinished attic in a 74 year old house with uneven rafters, floors, and wall studs. Even though I leveled the new ceiling joists and plumbed the wall studs I ended up with joints that had large gaps and snaked across the room. Several DIY websites recommended the Ultraflex not only as a corner bead replacement but for tray ceilings with off-angles joints like mine. It was much easier to install and finish than traditional drywall tape or metal corner bead and did a great job covering the large gaps and straightening the joint lines (see before and after pictures).
September 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mdstaz The best for vaulted ceilings
After my sheetrock installers tried 3 times to get a 30' long 45 degree joint straight, we went back one more time with UltraFlex 450 and got the straight joint we were seeking.
March 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ascpgh Changes drywall finishing
This product is one that will reward those who take the leap and try it. After so many bad examples of mediocre products, installation methods and failed adhesion, this one was nirvana. Professional results with just a little bit of thinking and care.
Why it is not stocked is beyond me, I need another box TODAY and have to pick it up from another supplier. This should be in the stores!
September 8, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by JoeHandyman Only useful for off-angle corners
1) I bought this product to finish off-angle corners, it worked great for those, inside and outside. Since I had extra, I figured I would use it on all 90* inside and outside corners.
2) On the outside corners it went on OK, but started popping out during subsequent mudding coats. I ended up needing to put dryall screws in it to hold it tight. I drilled holes in the plastic first to keep it from twisting as the screws went in. I needed to do this after painting too, as it continued to pop. In hindsight, I would have rather used metal/paper, these are a little harder to go on, but I've never had one pop after install.
3) on the inside 90* corners it worked better, but it is significantly thicker than other tapes, so it required a lot more mudding finish work to get to look level and smooth. Again, I had better luck with tape that this stuff.
Bottom line, if you have off angle joints, this works great. For 90* stick with other methods.
November 25, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by sabastian1314 i JUST FINISHED DOING A ROOM
As a general contractor I don't get it. I just finished a room in my own home which had knee walls so I decided to give this stuff a try. The room is long (27 feet) so I needed 2 rolls to do 108 feet. I could have used paper but thought this would give more strength to the joints. That much I agree with as regards to irregular corners.
But the company promotes this as an alternative to metal corner bead for 90 degree corners in order to save money because it uses less joint compound and prevents callbacks to fix the failures of metal corners. Firstly, it uses twice as much joint compound corner bead. No one muds behind corner bead. For this you have to apply mud behind the product and then just as much as over it. Applying that bed take just as long as nailing up metal corner bead, Metal corner also nails around irreglarities in the hung drywall. No-Coat does not stay in place so you have to perfect each corner so there are no irregularities. As far as call backs go corner goes up last except for doors, floors, trim, paint and fixtures so if my plumber or carpet installer wrecks my corners I'm not paying for it. They know that and so I guess they're careful. In twenty years I have not had a single call back for a failed corner bead. I have had a two for failed paper tape in corners where the taper didn't embed it.
So for irregular angles perhaps even an inside corner this product is fine but as a substitute for metal corner it's going to cost you money not save any.
January 26, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Honeydeux It makes my corners perfect and so easy. Worth every cent. Saved me time, mud, and I'll never dread corners again.
I am a major DIYer & there is almost nothing I don't do except plumbing. I read about this product in a home improvement magazine-maybe The Family Handyman. When I had to tape and float a complex stairwell, so I found the article and had to order the proct from Home Depot on line. In three days I had the product and used it with amazing ease the next day. I had to do 45 & 90 degree angles - all with ease! I'll never use paper tape or metal edge corners for drywall again :-)
July 24, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by scfromnc Easy to install
Used on drywall corners, both inside and outside corners. This was our first time using it, but think we should have pressed out the mud more to make height more consistant along the drywall. Will use again if we ever have to drywall.
December 26, 2011