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Strait-Flex® Edge-Tape

Designed to replace tear-off bead

Edge-Tape creates clean, straight edges, is twice as fast, and uses half the compound compared to tear-off bead.

Application(s): Drywall

Strait-Flex Edge-Tape is designed to replace tear-off bead. It is installed by the finisher and not by the carpenter; and is installed with standard compounds. The tape’s outer edge features a diamond punch pattern for a superior bond, faster drying, with no rippling or blistering.

  • Window returns, sky lights, fiberglass tubs. Commercial “Top Out” applications where drywall meets concrete ceiling/deck
  • Twice as fast and uses half the compound vs tear-off beads
  • 100 foot roll reduces waste by up to 20%, easily transported
  • Installs using standard compound; no spray adhesive or fasteners required
  • Finisher can pre-fill edge, install Edge-Tape, and fill coat in one trip to the wall



  • With a 4” or 5” taping knife, apply a smooth, liberal coat of compound to drywall edge.
  • Press Edge-Tape into the wet compound. Adjust if necessary to create a straight line. Wipe down tight with taping knife using a little additional pressure on the outer edges of Edge-Tape.
  • Immediately apply a light skim coat of compound over perforated edge. Wipe down smooth. Let dry completely over several hours or overnight.
  • With 6” or 8” taping knife, apply your final coat of compound feathering the compound beyond previous coat. Let dry completely over several hours or overnight.
  • Sand lightly with 120 grit sandpaper. Edge-Tape will not fuzz-up like paper or mesh tapes.

Code Approvals & Performance Standards


All stored materials shall be kept dry. Materials shall be stacked off the ground, supported on a level platform, and protected from weather and moisture.

Product Submittal Sheets

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Product Code Description
ET-100 Strait-Flex® Edge-Tape

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