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FibaTape Perfect Finish 1-7/8 in. x 300 ft. Self-Adhesive Mesh Drywall Joint Tape

$12.30
  • Requires less compound for easier feathering and sanding
  • Self-adhesive for easy application
  • Open mesh design eliminates bubbles and blisters
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About This Product

Perfect Finish is an ultra-thin, self-adhesive, fiberglass drywall tape ideal for both professionals and do-it-yourselfers. It features a thinner profile, and increased strength providing a smooth, seamless finish. For use on drywall joints or patch & repair projects.

Highlights

  • Ideal for butt-end joints that are more difficult to conceal
  • Increased number of fiberglass yarns provides better crack resistance compared to standard mesh
  • 33% thinner than standard mesh tapes
  • For use on drywall joints or patch & repair projects
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Product Information

Internet # 100671080

Model # FDW8654-U

Store SKU # 605302

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Thickness (mm)

0.21

Product Width (in.)

1.875 in

Tape Length (ft.)

300

Details

Color Family

White

Drywall Features

Fiberglass Mesh, Moisture Resistant, Mold Resistant, Perforated, Self Adhesive

Material

Fiberglass Mesh

Number of Rolls Included

1

Product Weight (lb.)

.8 lb

Returnable

90-Day

Questions & Answers

12Questions
caret
Q:use of tape
by|Dec 30, 2021
4 Answers
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A:  Hello, Although FibaTape products can be used with all types of compounds, we do have some recommendations for the best results. When taping regular, tapered edge seams with Perfect Finish or Extra Strength tape we recommend heavy weight all-purpose ready mixed compound for those that prefer all-purpose compounds. If the temperature is warm and stable and humidity is low you can also use the heavy weight compound with our other FibaTape products. Taping and setting compounds are also great to use with our FibaTape products. We suggest staying away from light weight compounds when embedding any type of tape. Remember to always refer to the compound manufacturer’s instructions for recommended drying times. Yes, this product can be use and replace the regular tape for your big project.

by|Apr 11, 2022

    A:  Yes you can use it with drywall mud. You can but this is a mesh tape. I prefer the regular drywall tape for big jobs. 

    by|Dec 31, 2021

      A:  Not 3" wide but 1-7/8 wide.

      by|Jul 26, 2022
        1 found this answer helpful

        A:  Yes. Mud is needed and it covers gaps up to 3".

        by|Jan 5, 2022
          caret
          Q:Selected specific search for fire resistant drywall tape. This is one of six that populated on Home Depot online, however, there is no information mentioning there are fire resistant characteristics and or hourly fire ratings. Question. Does this meet all of the codes for 1-hour or 2-hour firewalls?
          by|Aug 28, 2020
          4 Answers
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          A:  This tape does not have a fire rating. Mike

          by|Sep 1, 2020

          A:  Check the label. it should provide the information. if it does not ++ get a different tape

          by|Dec 24, 2020

          A:  This product has not been tested for fire resistant attributes.

          by|Mar 20, 2021

            A:  You'll need to contact the manufacturer for that information.

            by|Aug 28, 2020
            caret
            Q:Do you have to use a mud bed in the joint before appling this tape or cover the joint with the tape, then just mud over and a final coat?
            by|Dec 11, 2019
            2 Answers
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            A:  Yes

            by|Dec 12, 2019

            A:  No you do not, the tape has adhesive that should stick to your surface. However if the tape doesn't stick you can put down a thin skim coat to help the tape adheir to the surface your working on.

            by|Dec 31, 2019
              caret
              Q:can you use this on durock
              by|Mar 19, 2019
              5 Answers
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              A:  They make a cement board specific mesh tape.

              by|Mar 22, 2019

              A:  No

              by|Dec 12, 2019

              A:  Yes, but it may not stick as well as it does on drywall. So I have used spray adhesive and then waited 30 min or so before applying mortar. That should do the trick! Hope this helps. P.S. - we also use the spray adhesive on drywall as well. For paper tape and mesh tape. :-) just a trick of the trade.

              by|Mar 24, 2019

                A:  Try this. https://www.usg.com/content/dam/USG_Marketing_Communications/united_states/product_promotional_materials/finished_assets/usg-durock-cement-board-with-edgeguard-installation-guide-en-CB237EG.pdf

                by|Mar 23, 2019

                  A:  Not if your using thin set other wise yes

                  by|Jun 20, 2019
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                    Customer Reviews

                    4.6 out of 5

                    • 4.6 out of 372 reviews
                    • 94% recommend this product
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                    Works well, use setting type mud!
                    Great for patch work. Sse a setting type mud (e.g. USG Easy Sand 20/45/90) for initial coat. Many reviewers show use of spackle compound barely covering just the tape which is not ideal. I recommend using joint compound and covering the entire patch area. Use a large knife, feathering out the edges. This will make the patch disappear once painted. The mud area needs to extend well beyond the tape otherwise you'll either sand into the tape or have a noticeable hump in the wall.
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                      It makes floating drywall take a half the time
                      It makes floating drywall take a half the time
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                      Great tape!
                      Great tape for the price. I use it all of the time.
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                      Easy Enough to Use
                      Easy enough to use - no un-threading at the edges when pulling off a length, sticks when you put it on and stays there enough until you get some mud on - feels thin - I don't recall having to go over it multiple times to hide it. I had a small patch job - from pulling out a closet - rather than putting up sheets of dry wall.
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                      Applies easily, very thin and can be repositioned
                      I have never before attempted to repair anything larger than a 1" hole in wallboard so I am by no means experienced in this particular DIY project. My project was to repair two sections of sheetrock that had been cut out of the master closet wall by the former owner of my house. The two sections, each measuring 12x18", had been removed to access plumbing pipes for the master shower. The prior owner set the pieces back in place in the wall but then used masking tape to hold them in place in case the problem with the pipes recurred. Nothing has happened since we've owned the house, so I decided to permanently repair the sheetrock and then repaint the closet wall. I researched various products and decided on this Perfect Finish mesh drywall tape because it is self-adhesive and very thin. Very thin is a plus in one regard, because it's easier to cover up the tape edges with drywall compound, but I realized after using the tape on the first section that the thinness didn't hide the cut lines well enough for my taste, so on the second section I applied a double layer of tape. I already had Dap DryDex Spackling in my tool box , so rather than purchase drywall joint compound, I decided to use the spackling. Since I've never used joint compound, I don't know how much easier it would have made my task, but the spackling worked. The plastic wrapping on the roll of tape contained only four small drawings as instructions on how to use the product, along with a company web address for further information. I went to the website and found not only a larger set of drawings with printed instructions (which were easy to read and understand) but the company had also posted a 2 minute video showing someone using the mesh drywall tape and demonstrating the technique for using drywall compound. The advice in the video was very helpful. The tape comes in a 300 ft roll and since I only used about 10 feet, I have an enormous amount left over. In hindsight, for this size DIY project, I should have gotten the smaller roll. I think I will be able to repair small wallboard issues for the next 25 years using this one roll. When I opened the package of tape, I was completely unable to find the end of the tape. I used a box cutter to cut across the tape, started it there and hoped to find the end in the process of unrolling what I'd cut. Unfortunately that didn't work, so I had to again run my fingernail around the roll numerous time and finally I found the start of the tape. As I pulled the tape off the roll, some strings separated at the tape edge and it took 3 turns around the roll before that stopped. Not a big deal, just a bit annoying. It would be nice if the manufacturer place a small bit of something under the tape end so that starting the roll would be a quick process instead of a frustrating one. The tape adheres very easily to wallboard, and if for some reason you didn't apply it quite in the position you wanted the first time, you can lift it off and reposition. Once I had all four sides of my piece of wallboard taped, using a 2" wide spackle tool, I spread a thin layer of DryDex spackling all over the tape, being sure to press it through the weave of the tape and feathering out the edges. Once it dried, I lightly sanded off the rough spots and then applied a second coat of spackling, this time using broader margins around the tape so that when I paint, any bumps from the line where the wallboard was cut will be less noticeable. The edges of the tape are not at all noticeable under my two coats of spackle, but the spackle was applied thicker on the tape in order to adequately cover up the wallboard cuts, so the spackle on the tape is taking much longer to dry (already into hour three and probably still has another two to go before it's completely dry). I haven't yet painted my wall, but based on how it looks after the second coat of spackle, I don't think the repair work will be noticed, unless you know it's there. Success!
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                      EXCELLENT joint tape! This is the only kind of tape I will use for repairs. Lays down flat, doesn’t fuzz too bad if you sand into it, holds well, and allows for better repositioning than other fiber tapes if you make a mistake.
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