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Tuff-Tape

Quick Overview

Designed for when paper tapes fail.
Tuff-Tape - Single 50' Roll
$7.40
Tuff-Tape - Single 100' Roll
$12.33
Tuff-Tape - Case of 12-100' Rolls
$147.96

Availability: In stock

[ Overview ]

2”w (51mm)

COLOR CODE RED

Tuff-Tape, from Strait-Flex, is ideal for flat seams and inside corners and where paper drywall tape has failed. For novices, Tuff-Tape is easier to apply than paper tapes. It will not soften or sag; and resists blisters, tears, and common cracking problems. Tuff-Tape 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 stronger than paper and mesh tape.

  • Two times stronger than paper tape and mesh tapes. Outperform paper and mesh tapes.
  • Inside corners and flat seams.
  • Use in areas where humidity causes paper tape to fail and when strength and speed is required. 
  • Resists blisters, tears, and common cracking problems. Waterproof. Rustproof.
  • Elongates without breaking.
  • Spans small gaps in drywall.

[ 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 Tuff-Tape using a scissors or utility knife.

(1)  Fold Tuff-Tape in half at center crease with print size facing out.  

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

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

Properly mix all-purpose compound per manufacturer’s directions. If applying Tuff-Tape 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 Tuff-Tape 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. Tuff-Tape 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.

Additional Information

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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 Tuff-Tape using a scissors or utility knife.

(1)  Fold Tuff-Tape in half at center crease with print size facing out.  

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

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

Properly mix all-purpose compound per manufacturer’s directions. If applying Tuff-Tape 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 Tuff-Tape 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. Tuff-Tape 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”w (51mm)
Instructions PDF /media/wysiwyg/straitflex/instructions/TuffTape_Instruct.pdf
Submittal PDF /media/wysiwyg/straitflex/submtl/Submtl_Sheets_TuffTape.pdf
Testimonial PDF No
Warranty PDF No