Wall Repair Tape White 50mm x 25m
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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
Works well for my purposes
I actually use this tape for bookmaking. I use it to strengthen the hinges of my books so that they wear well and don't split. It works perfectly for that.
I haven't tried it for the purpose it was intended for which is cracks in plaster, so I can't comment.
30 May 2015
Would be good but .....
On the one reel I've used of this tape, it proved to be almost impossible to separate the tape from its backing, making it almost useless. Not only was it difficult to start separating the tape from its backing, but also the backing tended to tear as it was pulled off, leaving part of it irremovably attached to the tape.
The few very short lengths I did manage to use worked very well and I would have scored the product well if I'd actually been able to use it.
For the first time ever for a Screwfix product, I feel this one is a total waste of money, and wish I'd never bought it.
29 Mar 2015
This is a very disappointing product. I note that other reviews refer to it being used before plastering. For that purpose, a better product would be plasterboard joint tape which is specifically design for that role.
The purpose of this tape is perhaps unclear. It is described as âUltra-thin self-adhesive fabric. Ideal for repairing cracks in ceilings and walls. Can be painted over.â This would seem to imply that it can be used on a ceiling/wall which is already plastered. As one review has pointed out, simply painting over this tape will not cause it to become concealed. From my experience, three coats of emulsion have failed in this respect.
Cracked ceilings are a problem, this tape is unlikely to be the solution.
10 Feb 2015