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What tape to use for wall edges and corners

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by B Souza, 29 Mar 2021.

  1. B Souza

    B Souza

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    Hi all,

    Could someone kindly advise what is a good tape to use for wall edges and corners, before I paint the wall.
    Please share name of product.

    Thanks.
     
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    Frogtape. I use the yellow one mostly as it won't peel bad surfaces.
     
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    Thanks daggermark.
    However, I actually was talking about the tape they use on corners, and paint over them. I don't know the technical term for the corners, but I've attached an image.
    What I want to do is to tape these corners and also corners which are outside-L shape (like in pillars) (sorry, don't know technical term), and then paint over these, so that the corners don't chip off. I don't have beads on the corners, as it's an old house.

    any recommendations please?
     

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    I'm not sure I've ever heard of tape that you put on and paint over. There's corner jointing tape which is a metal-reinforced tape for plasterboard corners, which is filled over with Easifill before being sanded and painted, is this what you mean?
     
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    I would say Yes. Corner Jointing tape.
    The thing is the corners are chipping off - due to my kids - and I can see a paper edge. So i assume there is some paper which is below the paint on the corners. The house is not plasterboard, it's an 1930s house.

    So i guess it's this corner jointing tape. Could you recommend what tape I should buy (if you can give a link that would be fantastic, or atleast the name). and then over this tape, you mentioned easifill. would this https://www.toolstation.com/gyproc-easifiller-ready-mixed-filler/p34950 be ok?
     
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