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DETAIL MESH APPLICATION FOR CLASS MD MOISTURE DRAINAGE AND CLASS PB SOFT COAT AND ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS

Detail mesh (and starter mesh) is used for back wrapping board edges, meshing architectural joints and meshing architectural shapes. As was stated in Technical Bulletin Issue # 1001, the standard mesh application practice calls for coating the board with Base Coat first and then embedding the detail mesh.

An alternative method of applying detail mesh and Base Coat is to first adhere self-stick mesh to the board or architectural shape and then apply the Base Coat over the meshed area.  Once again, although this method does not fully embed the mesh, it does produce a strong, reinforced Base Coat unit.

Based on extensive experience and testing, Total Wall holds the following position:

1. Total Wall authorizes the use of the alternative method for applying Total Wall self stick detail mesh to board edges for back-wrapping purposes.

2. Total Wall authorizes the use of the alternative method for applying Total Wall self-stick detail mesh to architectural shapes and architectural joints.

In summary, Total Wall recognizes both; the standard method and the alternative method of detail starter mesh application. As always, in addressing detail work, it is imperative that quality workmanship be maintained.