Rated 5 out of 5Â by 1
Rated 5 out of 5Â by MelAK Great For the Inexperienced
The corner seams on my existing drywall job were failing miserably - bubbling, cracking, splitting - and I wanted to repair them before repainting. Please note that I have zero experience in putting up drywall and taping seams. I read and googled and youtubed the best way to go about this. This product seemed like a good match for me when I came upon it based on reviews and literature. And it is great.
I can't compare it to any other product, but it goes up easily and produces a perfect corner (at least as perfect as your joint compound job will allow!). My contractor who is doing the heavy lifting work at my house even commented that I did a great job. So....this tape has worked. The tape is very stiff, which for me made it extremely easy to pre measure and cut, as well as line it in place. There are holes punched along all the edges, which the mud will bubble through when you smooth it during your initial run, assuring adhesion. When dry it is like concrete, and even over sanding (oops) does not significantly abrade the material. Even better for doing seam repair work, is that with the firmness of the material you can specifically cut angles to match where the tape needs to fit. I'm not sure if experienced drywallers would like to work with it as opposed to regular tape (it is significantly more expensive), but for me it did a great job and saved a ton of aggravation. I highly recommend this product to anyone with limited experience in repairing or putting up new drywall. Note that this product is made specifically for corner seams, so I can't speak to their other products for butt joints.
May 6, 2014