Rated 1 out of 5Â by rover1970 wall repair tape white
read about product on screwfix and decided to try it , very disappointed the self adhesive fabric would not separate from the protective layer for more than 150mm, after which the paper from the protective layer separated and stuck to the fabric making it unusable.
returned the roll to screwfix who were excellent
26 Sep 2015
Rated 4 out of 5Â by SDykeBuildingServicesLtd Wall repair tape on ceilings
A number of hairline cracks came back on a freshly painted ceiling. I thought id give this repair tape a go even though it says for walls. I first parged in some pva into the cracks with a filling knife and wiped away excess. left to dry. Stuck this tape on and filled over with gyproc easifil. Next morning flatted off with a fine paper on sanding pad and then brushed over with slightly thinned white emulsion. Gave the ceiling one more roller coat after everything had dried off and voila...cant see it at all...ceiling looks perfect and clients happy - no hairline cracks. The tape is a little tricky to get off the backing paper but with a sharp snap off blade you can pick the fibre tape off the backing paper with the sharp point of the blade. It stuck very well to the dried off pva sealer, smoothed down well and filled over very easily as its so thin. A great get out of jail repair tape. Will be keeping some of this in the van for other jobs and applications.
3 Sep 2015
Rated 2 out of 5Â by eyedee O.K, but prepare for more work
It covers cracks fine I guess, but it's made of a felt like substance that pulls very easily and stretches easier still. This makes it quite difficult to adhere it successfully to ceilings (as your working above your head) but ok for walls - just be patient and don't over stretch it or you'll end up with unwanted air bubbles and ridges. Once applied it's best to roller it into place to ensure a tight adhesion.
Once it's applied it's very visually obvious and sticks out like a sore thumb even though it's thin. Paint alone won't cover it properly (and the tape also disintegrates a little when wet paint is rolled over it) so you're best bet is to build up a thin layer of filler over the tape which you'll then need to sand to blend it all in.
It's a lot of work to achieve a perfect finish. Only use it if you absolutely have to. I can't recommend it as it has so many flaws, but I also couldn't find a better alternative that was readily available.
24 Aug 2015
Rated 2 out of 5Â by AngusW Advise 2 people to apply
Used it to cover the joints on thin ply that was screwed to inside of a portacabin wall. Difficult to part from backing, and will stick to itself where it possibly can. You have to get the ends neat and all along the run with no wrinkles. it shows after painting and where wrinkled it looks a really botched job! Not the answer I thought it would be, for this job.
21 Jun 2015