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About Our Jointing Tapes

In the world of drywall construction, plastering jointing tapes are unsung heroes. These thin yet essential strips, typically made from fiberglass mesh or paper, play a critical role in achieving a smooth and seamless finish on walls and ceilings. Here's how they work:

  • Joint Reinforcement: Drywall panels are joined together to create large surfaces, but these connections leave gaps and vulnerabilities. Plastering jointing tapes bridge these gaps, providing a strong foundation for the joint compound (mud) to adhere to.
  • Crack Prevention: As the joint compound dries and shrinks, un-reinforced joints can develop cracks. The mesh or paper structure of the tape helps distribute stress and prevent these unsightly flaws from forming.
  • Smooth Finish: By providing a consistent base for the joint compound, plastering jointing tapes contribute to a perfectly smooth final surface after sanding and painting.

There are different types of jointing tapes available, each suited for specific applications. Fiberglass mesh is strong and flexible, ideal for high-stress areas like corners or around fastener heads. Paper tapes are a cost-effective option for regular drywall joints, offering good crack prevention capabilities.

Overall, plastering jointing tapes are a simple yet crucial element in achieving a professional and long-lasting finish in drywall construction.