How To Use Paper Joint Tape?

How do you use joint tape?

How to install drywall tape

  • Apply a layer of drywall compound over the seam or area to be repaired.
  • Lay the tape into the compound, seam bulge toward the wall.
  • As you work, apply the excess compound over the top of the tape in a thin layer OR clean it from the knife and use fresh compound to lightly cover the tape.

Is it better to use mesh or paper drywall tape?

In general, paper drywall tape is slightly stronger and more versatile, but mesh tape has a more manageable learning curve and better moisture resistance. At the end of the day, this contest comes down to personal preference: use the tape that you’re most comfortable with!

How do you tape corners with paper joints?

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