Strait-Flex® Tuff Tape

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Strait-Flex Joint Tape

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Tuff-Tape 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. Tuff-Tape cuts easily with a scissors or utility knife, is applied with all-purpose joint compound, and will not rust. Extremely strong, will not fuzz-up when sanding, and stronger than paper and mesh tape.

  • Inside corners and flat seams
  • Use in areas where humidity causes paper tape to fail and when strength and speed is required
  • Two times stronger than paper tape
  • Resists blisters, tears and common cracking problems

  • 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.
  • Fold Tuff-Tape in half at center crease with print size facing out.  Most professionals prefer to cut the ends of Tuff-Tape at a 45º angle.
  • 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 to enhance bondability.
  • With a 4” or 5” taping knife, apply a smooth, liberal coat of all-purpose compound to corner.
  • Press Tuff-Tape into the wet compound. Adjust if necessary to create a straight line.
  • Wipe down tight with taping knife using a little additional pressure on the outer edges of Tuff-Tape.  Immediately apply a light skim coat of compound over surface of Tuff-Tape. Wipe down tight and smooth. Let dry completely over several hours or overnight.
  • Use taping knife to detect and remove any high spots or dried clumps of compound.
  • 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.
  • Sand lightly with 120 grit sandpaper. Tuff-Tape will not fuzz-up like paper or mesh tapes.

What others have to say - Testimonials 

" Great item for crack prone seams. Almost as thin as regular paper tape but much, much stronger. Easier to apply too!" - Jeff (Pro Stopper) 

"This is a great product. First time using it much better than the paper tape" - Rodney (Pro Stopper)

"Ever since I switched to Tuff Tape, I've experienced a remarkable change in my business. Gone are the days of callbacks and costly rework caused by inferior tapes. Tuff Tape's durability and adhesive strength have proven unmatched, ensuring a flawless finish every time. My clients are happier, and so am I with the savings from avoiding callbacks. It's a game-changer I wish I'd found sooner!" - Richard (Pro Stopper)

"Very easy to work with and the finished product looks fantastic. I'm a homeowner with a "B" skill level and little drywall experience. However, with the aid of Mr. Google who referred me to Mr. YouTube, I was able to understand the process of working with this product. Don't mess with paper tape or mesh, the result will disappoint you". - Martin (DIYer)


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