Masking Tapes

Masking tapes also known as painters tape is typically used to temporarily shield areas that you want protection from during a variety of preparation or finishing processes. Masking tapes use a lower strength adhesive on the tape face allowing you to remove the tape after use with minimal effort whilst leaving no tape residue on the surface. You can learn more in our complete guide to masking tape. It's easy to tear feature means that these tapes can be torn and applied to whatever is needed for example... you can easily shield or mask off any unwanted painting areas whilst undergoing your kitchen renovation.

What kind of masking tape do I need?

Tapes come in a range of materials, most commonly tapes use paper backing but can also use polyester, PVC and even aluminium foil. The type of masking material in the product will provide different protection depending on the work or process being carried out. Along with a choice in tape backing material, a range of adhesive materials such as acrylic, rubber and silicone are available to suit each masking application.

Available in different colours, widths and lengths, masking tapes can be used during painting both with a brush or roller as well as spray painting. Tapes can also be used while preparing a piece for painting or coating and is easy to tear, apply and remove.

Masking tape’s adhesive determines where the tape is best applied:

  • Rubber-based adhesive material generally delivers the best adhesion but has the lowest temperature resistance.
  • Acrylic-based adhesive material can be used at a wide temperature range.
  • Silicone-based adhesive material can be used at the highest temperature range.

Speciality tapes

There is a range of speciality masking tapes suitable for more specific applications. These tapes usually boast particular qualities that enable them to work in more extreme environments. Heat resistant foil masking tapes can be suitable for use in hot zones as well as being used in conjunction with a flame.

Other higher strength tapes use stronger, thicker backing material that can be subjected to abrasives such as sandblasting.

What applications are masking tape's used in?

Masking tapes are applicable in a variety of different uses such as:

  • Marking sensitive and critical surfaces,
  • Indoor paintwork,
  • Wallpapering,
  • Fitting doors.

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RS Stock No. 914-8182
Mfr. Part No.AT6103
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Paper Rubber 25mm 50m 4329 0.13mm Yellow
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Mfr. Part No.101E 25mmx50m
Brand3M
TWD63.00
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Paper Rubber 25mm 50m SCOTCH 2120E 0.13mm White
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Mfr. Part No.101E 48mmx50m
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Mfr. Part No.04323-00008-00
BrandTesa
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Paper Rubber 25mm 50m 4323 0.13mm Beige
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Mfr. Part No.101E 19MMX50M
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Paper Rubber 18mm 50m SCOTCH 101E 0.14mm Beige
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Mfr. Part No.04329-00005-01
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TWD226.00
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Paper Rubber 50mm 50m 4329 0.13mm Yellow
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Mfr. Part No.201E 48 mmx 50m
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TWD183.00
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Paper Rubber 48mm 50m SCOTCH 201E 0.14mm Beige
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Mfr. Part No.209025
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TWD183.00
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Paper Acrylic 24mm 50m SCOTCH 2090 0.13mm Blue
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Mfr. Part No.60399 50mmx33m
BrandTesa
TWD165.00
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PVC Rubber 50mm 33m 60399 0.13mm Orange
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Mfr. Part No.04668-00006-01
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TWD810.00
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Mfr. Part No.04317-00020-00
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TWD133.00
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Paper Rubber 50mm 50m 4317 0.14mm -
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Mfr. Part No.HB 854A 25mm x 66m
BrandHi-Bond
TWD654.00
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Polyester Film Silicone 25mm 66m HB 854A 0.1mm Clear
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Mfr. Part No.04304-00004-01
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TWD318.00
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Mfr. Part No.209019
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TWD154.00
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Paper Acrylic 18mm 55m SCOTCH 2090 0.13mm Blue
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TWD362.00
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UV Resistant Paper Acrylic 25mm 50m 4438 0.17mm Blue
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TWD991.00
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Kapton Silicone 12mm 33m 51408 0.07mm Orange
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Mfr. Part No.501E24
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TWD160.00
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Paper Rubber 24mm 55m 501E 0.15mm Purple