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  • Sheetrock tape-

    As mundane as this may seem-for the past several years I think about this while taping; once sanded 7 painted it's out of mind until the next time:

    I seem to recall in the mid 80's, when I first began taping, paper drywall tape had very small perforations.

    Am I mistaken?

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    Re: Sheetrock tape-

    You are right.

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      Re: Sheetrock tape-

      yes I remember seeing it never used it, only a few times, the thing I did not like was he mud would squeeze through and there would be little bumps to sand off,

      I have never done any wet wall (plaster with a dry wall type backing), but was it for the joints on a wet wall application?

      I know most of the mud used to day is more sticky than some of the first joint compound I used, some of the first compounds were very dry acting.
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        I remember it but never used it. I did use the sticky gauze tape, but I prefer the plain common paper.

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          Originally posted by BHD View Post

          I know most of the mud used to day is more sticky than some of the first joint compound I used, some of the first compounds were very dry acting.

          Let's talk about this too.

          Always used Sheetrock brand all-purpose mud if I wasn't mixing hot mud. I have also noticed recently, even though I am bench-pressing as much and more than ever, 5 gallon pails are much heavier than they were!

          Also, whereas I would sometimes use a damp sponge in lieu of sanding( popcorn or knock down), lately this stuff is a bear to sand!

          So, whereas the tape is a factor, perhaps it is the mud which has changed the most?

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