Mask tape is a tape made from paper or cloth used in masking when painting to protect surfaces. Mask tape is commonly called by various names, including painter’s tape, painter’s tape, and sticky tape.
You can purchase a roll in most home improvement stores. The tape comes in many colors, so it is easy to distinguish between layers of paint on your project. Some specialty tapes are even created for particular uses, such as writing on walls without ruining the surface or lifting grease off countertops. There is a perfect type of masking tape that will suit your needs, whatever your project.
Painter’s Tape: Painters’ tape can be found at any building supply store and ranges in price based on its width and durability. This tape is known for its paint-blocking abilities, but it can leave a sticky residue if left on the surface too long.
Adhesive tape: Ideal for delicate surfaces, adhesive tape is thin and easily removed after your project. Unfortunately, it can be costly.
Craft tape: Craft tape doesn’t damage walls or woodwork like standard masking tape will, making it ideal for DIYers without much painting experience. It can also be written on with most pens, so you don’t have to worry about ruining the surface of your project! Most brands are non-toxic as well. A downside of craft tape is that removal tends to cause damage to whatever surface it is being used on.
Foam tape: Ideal for corners, this tape is thinner than standard tape and can be manipulated into curves or odd shapes. This tape doesn’t leave behind residue, but it makes the paint slightly less durable. It also tends to curl over time.
Specialty tape: Specialty tape comes in many forms, each unique use. For instance, some are designed to remove grease from counters, while others are used as stencils. You can even find washi tape, which is ideal for labeling boxes or craft projects.
Duct tape: Duct tape will cover larger sections of an area quickly. However, it leaves a sticky residue, so be sure to tape over joints and edges with a video that will leave fewer marks.
Painter’s tape is the best masking tape for most DIY projects because it leaves minimal residue when removed.
A tape measure makes marking lines on your wall quick and easy. In addition, painter’s tape can easily cut around corners without leaving deep indentations behind as duct tape would. When painting downstairs or out of reach, you’ll want to use stretchy adhesive tape that won’t tear easily if tugged at! If you’re working with intricate art pieces, you might need craft tape, which can be written on with regular pens to label layers. It would help if you used specialty tape for particular uses, such as removing grease stains or labeling boxes.
The best tape for your project depends on the quality of the surface you are working with and how long it will be exposed to paint. You can purchase any video at most hardware stores or craft shops, but specialty tape is often easiest to find online.