facebook pixel

What tapes are used in the stucco process?

by | Feb 1, 2017 | Building & Construction

There are two types of tapes that are predominately used in the stucco process: cloth and polyethylene (PE). Each offers its own set of benefits to the user, but the main purpose of both tapes is to protect surfaces from damaging plaster and water used in the stucco application process.

Some contractors have also started using a fiber mesh tape after the stucco has been hydrating for a couple of weeks to repair any cracks that may have appeared. This self-adhesive fiberglass mesh does not deteriorate over time, giving it a long life and making it a popular choice for minor stucco repairs.


For general stucco application and protection purposes, a cloth or PE stucco tape is what you will need. Find a stucco tape for your project at Shurtape.com.

All things tape delivered to your inbox.

Signup for the Tape University newsletter.

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

About The Author

As a Regional Sales Manager for Shurtape Technologies, LLC, Glenn Walter manages the sales force for half the country in the HVAC and Electrical markets. As a product manager for over four years previous to his current role, Glenn was responsible for leading the product development and marketing support for the Building and Construction Tapes category. Glenn started working with Shurtape in 2012. Before that, he owned construction and framing companies with his brothers. The years he spent on the jobsite helped him create a pretty good foundation in the building and construction fields – so he's been there, done that. It gives him a unique perspective when it comes to tape. Glenn is a graduate of Cornell University with a Bachelor’s degree in Consumer Economics and Housing.