Wall Repair Tape White 50mm x 25m
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
an important tape to carry
As a surface joint repair this works well. Its okay for p'boards that are surface filled and painted.
1 Dec 2014
If you want to calm your concience with a quick solution...
I didn't have time to fix old plasterboard ceiling properly so I covered cracks with this tape before wallpapering it.
A month now, nothing bad happened.
In my opinion this tape is useful only in this kind of situations.
16 Jun 2014