A: while it says "self adhesive" it has zero adhesive the description is wrong. While dry wall "tape" may not normally have adhesive, my expectation was also this was a tape with "self-adhesive". @homedepot should correct this.
A: Drywall tape is not actually “tape”. It does not stick (at least this product - some mesh tape is sticky) You out done a layer of mud then embed the tape in the mud. Google drywall techniques for more information
A: There are two types of joint tape adhesive and non adhesive. You have the non adhesive tape, meaning there is not glue on the back side of the tape. The proper procedure is the apply the drywall mud to the seam, then apply the tape pressing it into the mud, using a drywall knife. After the original application is smooth and dry, two additional layers of mud should be applied to finish the joint, making each additional layer wider than the last to blend the mud to the existing drywall. Mike
A: Wow, just when I thought I heard it all....Joint compound tape is adhered with joint compound. Put a thin layer on the joint, then stick the tape to the compound. Compound over the tape until smooth. When dry, sand and repeat until even and smooth.
A: Thank you for your inquiry. Sheetrock Paper Joint Tape is applied using joint compound. Cover joint with a thin layer of compound and embed paper joint tape, leaving about 1/32" (0.7 mm) of compound under feathered edge. While embedding the tape, remove excess compound from edge and apply a thin coat over the tape. Let dry and sand lightly as required. Apply second coat, feathering approximately 2" (50 mm) beyond fi rst coat. Let dry, sand lightly as required and then apply third coat, feathering 2" (50 mm) beyond second coat. Sand lightly as required when dry. Finish fastener heads, corner bead and inside corners as required with at least three coats of joint compound, feathered out onto panel faces and sanded as required to a smooth surface. You will need to remove the existing staples and tape; then reapply using joint compound.
A: The first thing I would ask is did you apply a thin coat of drywall compound over the joint before applying the tape? There’s also a micro groove in the center of the tape that one side has a “ridge” and the opposite side has a groove. The groove is always facing “up” so when you apply the compound and then the tape after the first coat is applied correctly and allowed to fully dry then the groove will have “shrunk” properly with the compound. The age of the tape usually doesn’t have an impact on its ability to work properly. If the tape didn’t “stick” it’s likely that there wasn’t enough compound applied and then the tape applied. The proper technique is : 1) apply approximately 1/4”-3/8” thick joint compound to the joint 2) apply the tape to the joint compound in one continuous piece if possible. 3) take a drywall knife 4”-6” wide and “wipe” down the tape over the joint leaving a smooth appearance My concern of just “removing” the staples would be the possibility of bubbles under the tape that will cause the tape to peel off the joint. If the tape is tight or secure to the substrate then you could remove the staples and continue to apply additional coats of compound to the joint or seam. You may want to watch a number of YouTube videos for joint compound applications Thanks and I hope this was helpful for you
A: Garrett Thank you for your inquiry. Sheetrock Paper Drywall Tape is not self-adhesive. We apologize for the confusion. It is adhered by embedding it in a layer of Sheetrock Joint Compound. Hope this helps.
A: Thank you for your inquiry. Repeated cracking is often the result of movement. If not addressed the cracking will continue to reappear. Cracks, whether from repair of sagging or bulged plaster (above) or from other causes are repaired and reinforced using Sheetrock® brand paper joint tape embedded in Sheetrock® brand setting-type joint compound (Durabond® 45 or 90). Hope this helps.
A: It does but just know that you then have to go over it with several thin coats of drywall compoud and sanding each one and tapering from center of tape on each side so as not to be noticeable after applying paint . Translation: you don't want a big bump in the wall letting everyone know that a repair was made there. Also can use fiberglass tape for this repair . Tom
A: Yes, but you need to do a few things prior to taping the crack. You should widen the crack with a razor knife and slightly bevel both sides of the crack. Fill joint with Durabond 20. Which will give you 20 minutes of open time once it is mixed. Do not mix it too wet. Apply the tape once the Durabond has dried. You’ll need to feather the joint out about 8-10” of center left and right. Finish seam should be 16-20” overall. You’ll need a 12” to 14” taping blade for finish coat.
A: John Thank you for your inquiry. Sheetrock Brand Paper Joint Tape is ideal for repairing hairline cracks. • High tensile strength to resist tearing, stretching and distortion • Wafer-thin paper for easier joint treatment • Roughened surface for superior bond Hope this helps
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|Name||2-1/16 in. x 75 ft. Paper Drywall Joint Tape||2-1/16 in. x 250 ft. Paper Drywall Joint Tape||2-1/16 in. x 500 ft. Heavy Paper Drywall Joint Tape||FibaTape Standard White 1-7/8 in. x 150 ft. Self-Adhesive Mesh Drywall Joint Tape|
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|Tape Length (ft.)||75||250||500||150|
|Number of Rolls Included||1||1||1||1|
|THD SO SKU||1002561613||483796|
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