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Medium

Description

You can expertly finish 90º inside corners and intricate off angles, with Strait-Flex Medium Drywall Corner Tape. Slightly thinner than Strait-Flex Original, Medium resists dents and paint chipping, cuts easily with a scissors or utility knife, is applied with all-purpose joint compound, and will not rust. Manufactured from Strait-Flex's patented composite material, it is extremely strong, will not fuzz-up when sanding, and is stronger than paper tape.


  • Creates perfect inside 90º corners and angled corners.

  • Commercial “Top Out” applications where drywall meets concrete ceilings.

  • Inside angles of bay windows.

  • Inside ceiling corners.

  • Straightens minor framing irregularities.

  • Two times stronger than paper tape.

  • Twice as fast as paper or mesh tapes.

  • Slightly thinner than Original. 

  • Slotted edges ensure superior bond.

Size: 2-1/4”w (57mm)
COLOR CODE GREEN

Installation

PREPARATION

Run your taping knife over the surface of the drywall and remove any high spots. If the knife hits a screw head, set the screw a little deeper.

Measure wall height and subtract 1/2”. Measure and cut Medium using a scissors or utility knife.

(1)  Fold Medium in half at center crease with print size facing each other.  

(2)  Most professionals prefer to cut the ends of Medium at a 45º angle.

(3)  For inside corners, fold less than desired angle with print side facing out.

Properly mix all-purpose compound per manufacturer’s directions. If applying Medium over painted surfaces, add Strait-Flex’s Super-Bond or latex paint to enhance bondability.

STEP ONE

(4) With a 4”or 5” taping knife, apply a smooth, liberal coat of all-purpose compound to corner.

(5) Press Medium into the wet compound. Adjust if necessary to create a straight line.

(6) Wipe down tight with taping knife using a little additional pressure on the outer edges of Medium.

(7) Immediately apply a light skim coat of compound over surface of Medium. Wipe down tight and smooth.

Let dry completely over several hours or overnight.

STEP TWO

Use taping knife to detect and remove any high spots or dried clumps of compound.

(8) With a 6” taping knife, apply your final coat of compound feathering the compound beyond previous coat. For inside corners, a very light coat of compound is all that’s needed. Lightweight compound used in this step makes  sanding much easier.

Let dry completely over several hours or overnight.

STEP THREE

(9) Sand lightly with 120 grit sandpaper. (H) Medium will not fuzz-up like paper or mesh tapes.

HELPFUL HINTS

Use a stainless steel mud pan to carry and re-mix compound as you work. Keeping your compound smooth and free of air pockets and dried clumps of compound, will deliver a smooth finish.

Have a five gallon bucket of water with a durable sponge handy for cleaning tools.

When painting, apply a base coat of drywall primer to seal the compound and assure an even paint finish.

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Instructions for Use

PREPARATION

Run your taping knife over the surface of the drywall and remove any high spots. If the knife hits a screw head, set the screw a little deeper.

Measure wall height and subtract 1/2”. Measure and cut Medium using a scissors or utility knife.

(1)  Fold Medium in half at center crease with print size facing each other.  

(2)  Most professionals prefer to cut the ends of Medium at a 45º angle.

(3)  For inside corners, fold less than desired angle with print side facing out.

Properly mix all-purpose compound per manufacturer’s directions. If applying Medium over painted surfaces, add Strait-Flex’s Super-Bond or latex paint to enhance bondability.

STEP ONE

(4) With a 4”or 5” taping knife, apply a smooth, liberal coat of all-purpose compound to corner.

(5) Press Medium into the wet compound. Adjust if necessary to create a straight line.

(6) Wipe down tight with taping knife using a little additional pressure on the outer edges of Medium.

(7) Immediately apply a light skim coat of compound over surface of Medium. Wipe down tight and smooth.

Let dry completely over several hours or overnight.

STEP TWO

Use taping knife to detect and remove any high spots or dried clumps of compound.

(8) With a 6” taping knife, apply your final coat of compound feathering the compound beyond previous coat. For inside corners, a very light coat of compound is all that’s needed. Lightweight compound used in this step makes  sanding much easier.

Let dry completely over several hours or overnight.

STEP THREE

(9) Sand lightly with 120 grit sandpaper. (H) Medium will not fuzz-up like paper or mesh tapes.

HELPFUL HINTS

Use a stainless steel mud pan to carry and re-mix compound as you work. Keeping your compound smooth and free of air pockets and dried clumps of compound, will deliver a smooth finish.

Have a five gallon bucket of water with a durable sponge handy for cleaning tools.

When painting, apply a base coat of drywall primer to seal the compound and assure an even paint finish.

Size 2-1/4”w (57mm)
Instructions PDF /media/wysiwyg/straitflex/instructions/Medium_Instruct.pdf
Submittal PDF /media/wysiwyg/straitflex/submtl/Submtl_Sheets_Medium.pdf
Testimonial PDF No
Warranty PDF No
Bulk Order Page URL N/A

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