Wall Repair Tape White 50mm x 25m
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
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
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