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. 787-3237
Mfr. Part No.101E 25mmx50m
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TWD63.00
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Paper Rubber 25mm 50m SCOTCH 2120E 0.13mm White
RS Stock No. 727-1296
Mfr. Part No.101E 19MMX50M
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TWD39.00
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Paper Rubber 18mm 50m SCOTCH 101E 0.14mm Beige
RS Stock No. 787-3230
Mfr. Part No.101E 48mmx50m
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TWD130.00
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Paper Rubber 50mm 50m SCOTCH 2120E 0.13mm White
RS Stock No. 787-3221
Mfr. Part No.850 25mm x 66M silver
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TWD1,367.00
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Polyester Film - 25mm 66m SCOTCH 850 0.05mm Silver
RS Stock No. 175-7741
Mfr. Part No.2364-25MM (22145)
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TWD122.50
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Paper Rubber 24mm 50m SCOTCH 2364 0.16mm Beige
RS Stock No. 174-7371
Mfr. Part No.244 24mmx50m
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TWD307.00
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Paper Acrylic 24mm 50m SCOTCH 244 0.08mm Gold
New
RS Stock No. 206-5723
Mfr. Part No.8991 25mmX66m
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TWD392.00
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Polyester Silicon 25mm 66m 8991 - Blue
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RS Stock No. 210-7025
Mfr. Part No.5413 12x33
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TWD2,536.00
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Polyimide Film Silicone 12mm 33mm 5413 - Amber
RS Stock No. 174-7369
Mfr. Part No.202 48mmx50m
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TWD250.00
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Paper Rubber 48mm 50m SCOTCH 202 0.16mm Beige
RS Stock No. 903-1432
Mfr. Part No.401E36
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TWD281.00
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Paper Rubber 36mm 50m SCOTCH 401E 0.16mm Brown
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RS Stock No. 210-7017
Mfr. Part No.2142 19x50
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TWD439.00
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Crepe Paper Acrylic 19mm 50mm 2142 - Yellow
RS Stock No. 236-7462
Mfr. Part No.214X19,1
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TWD936.00
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Paper Rubber 19mm 55m SCOTCH 214 0.17mm Beige
RS Stock No. 787-3224
Mfr. Part No.850 38mm x 66M silver
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TWD1,999.00
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Polyester Film - 38mm 66m SCOTCH 850 0.05mm Silver
New
RS Stock No. 210-7026
Mfr. Part No.5413 19x33
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TWD3,835.00
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Polyimide Film Silicone 19mm 33mm 5413 - Amber
RS Stock No. 174-7370
Mfr. Part No.202 72mmx50m
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TWD698.00
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Paper Rubber 72mm 50m SCOTCH 202 0.16mm Beige
RS Stock No. 903-1426
Mfr. Part No.UU001607066
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TWD67.00
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Paper Rubber 36mm 50m SCOTCH 101E 0.13mm Beige
RS Stock No. 175-7757
Mfr. Part No.301E 50MX50MM
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TWD262.00
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Paper Rubber 48mm 50m SCOTCH 2364 0.16mm Beige
RS Stock No. 787-3246
Mfr. Part No.218 6,3mm x 55M
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TWD381.00
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PP Rubber 6mm 55m SCOTCH 2018 0.13mm Green
RS Stock No. 903-1457
Mfr. Part No.501E48
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TWD295.00
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Paper Rubber 48mm 50m SCOTCH 501E 0.15mm Beige
RS Stock No. 236-7478
Mfr. Part No.214X25,4
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TWD1,112.00
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Paper Rubber 25mm 55m SCOTCH 214 0.15mm Beige