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  1. RobTi

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    Hi moved a couple of light switches so have 75mm square holes left I have put a couple of straps in behind the plasterboard and screwed a square of new plasterboard in, in the past I would have used self adhesive mesh then fast set the joint, but have run out of mesh so is it recommended to use it ?
     
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    I always mesh tape everything with a joint in it, I even run mesh tap down the edges of corner beads. You wont need much tape, so ask a friend, painter and decorator, plasterer, anyone who might have some.
     
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    Thanks will buy a roll I just wanted to check
     
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    Well done Rob, it'll never go wrong.
     
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    on that note is it better to use paper rather than mesh tape ?
     
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    For patching use mesh.
     
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    Use mesh.
     
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