Technical Bulletins

Proper Application of Mesh Tape

January 27, 2020

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When installing trimless products in a BASWA System or transitioning from a BASWA System to drywall, applying mesh tape is an essential step for a successful installation. Here is a guide to installing mesh tape properly.

BASWA to Drywall Transition

  1. Sand the edges of the BASWA Supporting Panels that will adjoin the drywall 1” wide by ⅛” deep using the BASWA Sander.
  2. Apply two medium coats of Trim-Tex 847 Spray Adhesive to the sanded panel surface and the adjacent drywall.
  3. Apply mesh tape and smooth into place.
  4. Once dry, apply BASWA Pre-fill to the mesh tape, gauging to the thickness of the adjoined panel and finish as usual.

 

Trimless Light Fixture

  1. After cutting a penetration in the BASWA Supporting Panel to accept the light housing, apply the panel to the substrate.
  2. Apply two medium coats of Trim-Tex 847 Spray Adhesive to the panel surface and back of trimless flange. Once tacky, place the trimless flange into place, and install in place with screws. Do not over-tighten.
  3. Apply two medium coats of Trim-Tex 847 Spray Adhesive over the flange edges and onto the BASWA Phon panel. Once tacky, apply mesh tape and smooth into place on all sides.
  4. Once dry, apply BASWA Pre-fill to the mesh tape, gauging to the thickness of the adjoined panel and finish as usual.

 

Trimless Diffuser

  1. Prepare the diffusor by applying a fine coat of white spray paint primer. Be sure to mask off any adjacent surfaces.
  2. Apply two medium coats of Trim-Tex 847 Spray Adhesive to the diffusor edge and the BASWA Phon Supporting Panel in addition to the back of the BAS-9000 Trim to be applied. Once tacky, apply the Trim.
  3. When dry, apply two medium coats of Trim-Tex 847 Spray Adhesive to the face of the BAS-9000 Trim and the adjacent panel surface.
  4. Once tacky, apply mesh tape and smooth into place.
  5. When dry, apply BASWA Pre-fill to the mesh tape, gauging to the thickness of the adjoined panel and finish as usual.

 

Access Panel

  1. Level 1 Drywall
  2. Access Panel
  3. BASWA Supporting Panel
  4. Access Panel Primed with White Paint
  5. ⅛” Deep Sanded Edge of BASWA Panel
  6. Spray Adhesive
  7. Mesh Tape
  8. Prefill Mesh Tape
  9. BASWA Base Coat
  10. BASWA Finish Coat

For additional technical support or installation guidelines, please contact us at 855.902.2792. ​

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