Mesh or Paper?

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Mesh or Paper?

Post by marriednamobile » Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:46 am

tape, that is...
which is better, why?
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Re: Mesh or Paper?

Post by Greg » Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:12 pm

I like the mesh for strength, But the paper lays smoother. I would try a roll of each. Greg
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Re: Mesh or Paper?

Post by marriednamobile » Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:18 pm

thanks for replying Greg, why do you say the paper lays smoother?
I know there are a lot of types of mesh tape (cement board, mold, original, ultra thin, etc.) which one did you use?
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Re: Mesh or Paper?

Post by Greg » Thu Jul 01, 2010 5:26 pm

For some reason, (perhaps because I really HATE to do sheet rock) When I use mesh I either can not get the mesh deep enough or for some other reason after I sand I end up with some of the mesh exposed. I used the basic mesh tape for drywall. Greg
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Re: Mesh or Paper?

Post by joedirt63 » Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:52 pm

i tried both also and the self stick mesh works better than the paper. but like greg i had issues with the mesh being exsposed after sanding,mostly if you are butting a new edge to a existing edge that isn't beveled. it's great for inside corners
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Re: Mesh or Paper?

Post by pollockh » Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:22 am

I think paper is better.
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Re: Mesh or Paper?

Post by marriednamobile » Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:34 pm

thanks for all the replies everyone, I appreciate the help!
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