My tape always seems to wrinkle when I use the corner roller. Am I doing something wrong or is something wrong with the roller?
wp_admin2022-05-04T03:06:49+06:00Wrinkles usually happen if you start to roll your corners from one end of the corner to the other instead of from the middle. Try starting from the center and working towards each end first, then roll the entire length of the corner once the tape is embedded. If this doesn’t fix it, the problem could be with the roller. Check to be sure that the rollers are turning freely and that there is no dry joint compound preventing them from turning smoothly. This could cause the roller to “drag” the tape and create wrinkles.
Can I use my MudRunner® to apply joint compound to outside corners when I’m applying paper-faced corner bead?
wp_admin2022-05-04T03:08:26+06:00Yes! Applying joint compound to outside corners is easy using the TapeTech 14TT MudRunner® together with the TapeTech 16TT 90oOutside Corner Mud Head! Simply attach the Mud Head to your MudRunner® and apply joint compound directly to the outside corners! The Mud Heads produce a level, consistent layer of joint compound that is ideal for setting paper-faced corner bead. We recommend that you also use the TapeTech 17TT Outside Corner Roller to properly embed the tape on the outside corner.
When taping with automatic taping tools, is there a specific order I should follow?
wp_admin2022-05-04T03:09:15+06:00While everyone has their own preference in the order that they tape a room, most automatic tool users will tape all the drywall butt joints (where two non-tapered edges of drywall meet) on the walls and ceilings first as they move around the job. These butt joints are wiped down with a taping knife and pan to press the tape into the joint compound and remove the excess mud.
After the butt joints are taped and wiped down, all the flat joints (where two tapered edges of drywall meet) on the walls and ceilings are taped. Like the butt joints, the flat joints are wiped down with a taping knife and pan to press the tape into the joint compound and remove the excess mud.
The final step is to tape the internal corners with the Automatic Taper, immediately followed by using the Corner Roller and Corner Finisher to produce a machine finished corner that is already embedded on both sides.
Can I use commercial lubricants like WD-40 on my TapeTech tools?
wp_admin2022-05-04T03:07:31+06:00There are many commercially available lubricant products on the market. Most are designed for specific uses. Our experience is that many lubricants can cause some of the rubber parts used in ATF tools to swell, making the tools operate less effectively. We recommend using Ames Bazooka Oil when lubricating your TapeTech Automatic Taping and Finishing Tools.