I have a couple holes I'm trying repair in a bedroom, and I have been having the most difficult time with this mesh tape that the guy at Home Depot got me to buy. I'm using it exactly like all the articles I've read say to use it, and all the tutorial videos say to use it, but I cant seem to get it to stay out of sight. I put on the joint compound, and when I start sanding it, the tape shows up and makes a mess of everything. So I put on more putty, and then I need to sand it to make it level, and the tapes all poking out again. I'm pretty sure I'm dealing with an irregular wall though, it isn't/wasn't perfectly flat to begin with, but I really need to get these holes fixed.