Plastering scrim tape is a transparent, foamed plastic material that is used to create a smooth and consistent surface over plasterboard. It may be used in conjunction with gypsum board to create a smooth surface for walls, ceilings or other areas. Plastering scrim tape is also known as plaster boardsawner from this process.
Most commonly, scrim is found in the construction industry where it’s put over the edge of forms with mortar for smoothing off walls or ceilings before plastering them on top of the formwork. It can also be used in countertops and flooring surfaces where it will flow into small holes that are left by dowels to make a larger hole appear smaller than it really is without compromising structural integrity.
Uses of plastering scrim tape
- Deductions for gypsum board helps to insulate a building better by adding additional layers, covering holes, etc., than is otherwise possible with plaster and other materials.
- A good estimate of the whole cost and work involved with this process is much easier to obtain through the use of scrim tape.
- Scrim tape can also be used to reduce warping when making a sheet of gypsum board large enough in size to cover an entire wall surface or ceiling. A cheaper alternative to using boardsawner or using only one layer of gypsum board would be the use of another layer over the first or an additional layer over a hole in any area that is needed on walls and ceilings.
- Scrim tape is flexible, so a small amount of it can be used to cover rubs or even holes in gypsum board.
- Scrim tape can be used over the area that needs to be caulked and then covered with plasterboard to fill in any remaining spaces. It also helps to smooth out bumps or holes that are left behind after the plasterboard is installed by covering them with more plasterboard.
Benefits of plastering scrim tape
- A small amount of scrim tape will go a long way in covering large holes or other surfaces that need repairing.
- Scrim is strong, so it doesn’t break down easily and can tolerate a lot of abuse.
- It can withstand heat or extreme cold, making it ideal for use in the construction industry.
- Scrim tape can be purchased in different widths and lengths to meet the specific needs of each project, which makes it easy to use with different sizes of holes or other problems that need to be repaired with plasterboard after the gypsum board is installed on walls, ceilings and other surfaces in new construction projects.
- Scrim tape is relatively inexpensive when compared to other materials used in the construction industry.
- It’s transparent, making it easier to detect any damage, especially in cases where large areas need repair that require a lot of plastering and/or caulk and other materials.
- Scrim tape can be purchased in different colors to make it easier to detect damage even more easily if needed.
- If it is accidentally removed from a surface, it’s not difficult to replace once the problem has been corrected because it doesn’t take a lot of time to do so.