Glass fiber mesh drywall tape
• The fiberglass mesh belt is self-adhesive and therefore does not need to be embedded in a layer of compound. This speeds up the tape processing process and ensures that the tape is placed flat on the drywall surface.
• Although it is stronger than the paper tape under extreme load, the mesh belt is more elastic, so the joint is more prone to cracks.
• Mesh tape should cover the cured composite, which is stronger than the dry type and compensates for the greater elasticity of the fiberglass mesh.
• The manufacturer approves the use of paper tape for paperless drywall, but the mesh belt provides the best mold protection.
• For internal angular gaps greater than 1/4 inch wide, the mesh belt and a layer of gap-filling compound provide a good substrate for the tape to complete the corner.