Designed for professional renovators, remodelers, and drywall installers as well as DIYers, the 36" wide FibaFuse fabric is engineered with a porous, open fiber design that allows the joint compound to flow through and bond with its reinforced glass mat fibers, as well as the underlying work surface, for a smooth, uniform finish.
When do I use FibaFuse Wall Reinforcement and when do I use FibaTape Super Crackstop™?
Both products really accomplish the same thing. It would be a matter of personal preference. The FibaFuse is embedded in compound that is applied first. The Super Crackstop is self-adhesive and is applied to the wall or ceiling first and is then coated with joint compound.
Where can I find LEED information on your FibaTape and FibaFuse products?
Sustainability reports exist for both FibaTape and FibaFuse products and are available upon request
Where are FibaTape and FibaFuse products manufactured?
All our FibaTape and FibaFuse tapes are made in the USA except for Perfect Finish which is made in Canada.
What tape should I use on butted seams?
There really are three type of tape that you can use:
FibaTape mesh tapes: Perfect Finish or Extra Strength tape are the two best mesh tapes for butted seams. Embed in an all-purpose heavy weight compound or a setting compound.
FibaFuse tape: Works great on butted seams. Embed in an all-purpose heavy weight compound or a setting compound. One added benefit is that because FibaFuse fuses with the compound instead of setting on top of the embedding compound like paper tape does, less of a bump is created making it easier to finish.
Paper tape: Embed in an all-purpose heavy weight compound or a setting compound.
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 lightweight compounds when embedding any type of tape. Remember to always refer to the compound manufacturer’s instructions for recommended drying times.