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2-1/16 in. x 250 ft. Paper Drywall Joint Tape

  • High tensile drywall tape resists tearing, stretching, wrinkling
  • Wafer-thin for easier joint treatment
  • Superior center-creasing for trouble-free corner finishing
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From the originator of modern joint finishing, USG Sheetrock Brand Paper Joint Tape adds strength and crack resistance for smooth concealment at flat joints and inside corners of drywall panels. Manufactured with a unique, strong, cross-fibered tape, it is ideal with both drying- and setting-type compounds, as it reinforces the joint compound in compression, bending and shear, and will prevent visible cracking. The roughened surface ensures a strong bond and features a positive crease that simplifies corner applications.
  • Resists tearing, stretching and distortion
  • Roughened surface for superior bond
  • Self-adhesive tape goes on quickly - eliminates bedding coat and provides smooth finished joints with just two coats
  • Provides 2-coat, 1-day joint finishing
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Q:The tape I bought must have been old, it did not stick at all. I used 1/2 inch staples to hold it on so I could spackle over it. Now the staples are showing and the wall looks terrible. Can I just pull the staples out with a staple remover?
by|Dec 21, 2022
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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.

by|Jan 9, 2023

    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 

    by|Dec 26, 2022

      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

      by|Dec 23, 2022

      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.

      by|Jan 23, 2023
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        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.

        by|Dec 27, 2022

          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

          by|Dec 27, 2022
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            Q:The description says "Self-adhesive tape goes on quickly - eliminates bedding coat and provides smooth ?nished joints with just two coats", but other answers to questions say it's not self-adhesive. Who do I believe?
            by|Dec 12, 2022
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            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.

            by|Dec 14, 2022
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              Q:Will this tape work for cracks in plaster walls that keep coming back?
              by|Dec 6, 2022
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              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.

              by|Dec 15, 2022
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                Q:Does it work for hairline cracks in walls
                by|Sep 30, 2022
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                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

                by|Oct 14, 2022
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                  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. 

                  by|Oct 14, 2022
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                    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

                    by|Oct 14, 2022
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                      A:  yes

                      by|Oct 14, 2022
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                        Sheetrock tape was just what I needed for my garage project.
                        Sheetrock tape was just what I needed for my garage project.
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                        This looses 1 star not because of the product, but because as a non-professional DIYer I don't li...
                        This looses 1 star not because of the product, but because as a non-professional DIYer I don't like doing this part. Inexperience aside seems like good stuff. I don't think its the product but more the technique and who's using it. I like how it has the crease in the middle like all drywall paper tape apparently. Honestly, it said chance to win $1,000 for a review...
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                        Surprisingly easy to use, even for a novice
                        We're remodeling our bathroom and after installing new drywall on the ceiling and walls I decided to try finishing the walls myself. I've never taped drywall joints before so was a little apprehensive but decided to use the paper tape instead of the fiberglass mesh. This tape is very easy to use and even a novice can get good results quickly. In my case, I decided to use 90 minute setting compound so I could take my time learning how to do it properly. There were a couple of things I found really useful: 1. When taping a joint like the wall to ceiling, fold the paper first. Flatten out the fold before wetting the tape. 2. Before you press it into the setting compound, pull the tape quickly through a bowl of clean water and pull the tape between your first two fingers to remove the excess water. The joint knife slides over the paper much easier when it is damp.
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                        Easy to use and holds in place
                        I used this in conjunction with the wallboard joint compound and Flex 'n Fill premium spackling paste to patch a hole in the wall from installing a new faucet. What is great about Home Depot is they have all the items needed to get the job done. The quality is always on the spot.
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                        Works like it's supposed to
                        Worked like it was supposed to
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                        I like this tape over the brand that you get...
                        I like this tape over the brand that you get at Lowe’s. The line in the middle of the tape seems more defined. And this brand is Easter to fold in half.
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                        Great product. Been using it for 40 years...
                        Great product. Been using it for 40 years
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                        MaterialPaperPaperPaperFiberglass
                        Number of Rolls Included1111
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