FAQ

Find answers to the most recurring questions based on ADFORS expertise and experience

Does Clear Advantage meet industry standards?

Technically there are no industry standards for such a fine screen product (.008'). Clear Advantage exceeds minimum industry standards in both tensile strengths and bursting strengths.

What other differences exist between Clear Advantage and standard screen?

In Clear Advantage, the fiberglass strand is a finer gauge which helps make the average weight of the product 30% lower than the industry standard.

How is Clear Advantage less visible than standard fiberglass screen?

Our use of color and unique design alows for increased light absorption and less light reflection creating lower glare and making the product less visable to the naked eye.

What type of compound should I use with FibaTape / FibaFuse?

Although FibaTape and FibaFuse products can be used with all types of compounds, we do have some recommendations for the best results.

When taping regular, tapered edge seams with Perfect Finish or Extra Strength tape we recommend heavy weight all-purpose ready mixed compound for those that prefer all-purpose compounds.  If the temperature is warm and stable and humidity is low you can also use the heavy weight compound with our other FibaTape products.  FibaFuse works with all compounds but we also recommend heavy weight all-purpose if you prefer all-purpose compound.  Taping and setting compounds are also great to use with our FibaTape and FibaFuse products.  We suggest staying away from light weight compounds when embedding any type of tape.  Remember to always refer to the compound manufacturer’s instructions for recommended drying times.

How do I apply FibaTape?

FibaTape drywall tapes are self-adhesive fiberglass mesh tapes. As long as the surface is dry and dust free the tape will stick by pressing into place by hand or with a taping knife. The tape is now ready to be coated with joint compound.

Does FibaTape need to be embedded?

Yes. FibaTape has to be embedded in joint compound but not in the same manner as paper tape or FibaFuse tape. FibaTape is self-adhesive and should be pressed into place over the seams or in inside corners before any joint compound is applied. The compound is applied over the tape and because it is a mesh tape the compound actually is forced through the tape. This is one of the reasons for the popularity of FibaTape, the ability to put all the tape in place and then embed.

What is the difference between standard Stiff Screen and ViPer Stiff Screen?

ViPer Stiff Screen is designed with a thinner yarn than standard Stiff Screen whichs allow you to be able to see through it more clearly, with a less obstructed view. The thinner yarn combined with a tighter weave provides the illusion of a virtually invisible screen.

What tape should I use on cement board?

Cement board or similar products are typically the substrate for tile which is often set in a thin-set type mortar. FibaTape Cement Board Tape is alkali-resistant and the only tape that should be used for cement applications with dry or thin-set mortar. This tape is made from the same vinyl-coated fabric that is embedded in the face of some cement boards to give the board added strength and crack resistance.

Can I use Mold-X10 on cement board in my shower?

No. The Mold-X10 fiberglass mesh tape is made for drywall seams and intended to be coated with joint compound. FibaTape’s Cement Board Tape is the product for cement board.  The alkali-resistant coating protects the fiberglass from degradation that can occur with thin-set mortar.

Which tape do I use where cement board meets green board?

The best tape to use if the seam connecting the green board to the cement board is Mold-X10 if the seam is going to be coated with joint compound. This would be done if the seam will not be covered with tile, which means it has to be properly concealed with joint compound so that the area can be painted. If the seam is going to be covered with tile which is most likely the case then use FibaTape’s Cement Board tape. The seam will then be coated with thin-set as the tile is applied.

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