What is plasterboard joint tape?

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  Plasterboard joint tape; scrim tape  

Plasterboard joint tape is a building material used to reinforce and conceal the seams between sheets of plasterboard.


It can also be used to repair cracked or damaged plasterboard walls and ceilings.

  Taping and jointing with jointing tape  

Joint tape is commonly used in the finishing stages of installing plasterboard by tradespeople such as plasterers and tapers and jointers. However, it can also be used by DIYers who prefer to carry out such tasks themselves.


It is sometimes referred to as drywall tape, drylining tape, jointing tape or scrim tape.

      Wonkee Donkee says: 'A taper and jointer is someone who works alongside a plasterer.Their job is to reinforce plasterboard joints with joint compound and joint tape.'  
  Fibreglass scrim tape and paper jointing tape  

Traditionally, joint tape was always made out of paper. However, in the latter half of the 20th century, tape made out of fibreglass was introduced. This is known as scrim tape. 


For more information, see What are the types of plasterboard joint tape?

  Tape measure  

Plasterboard joint tape is available in rolls of different lengths. The width of the tape can also vary.


For more information, see What plasterboard tape sizes are available?