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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Description Price Backing Material Adhesive Material Width Length Model Number Thickness Colour
RS Stock No. 184-6800
BrandRS PRO
TWD123.00
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Crepe Paper Rubber Resin 38mm 50m - 0.11mm -
RS Stock No. 913-9532
Mfr. Part No.04334-00000-00
BrandTesa
TWD155.00
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Very Thin Paper Acrylic 19mm 50m 4334 0.09mm Yellow
RS Stock No. 178-6069
Mfr. Part No.04304-00004-01
BrandTesa
TWD318.00
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Paper Rubber 50mm 50m 4304 0.145mm Brown
RS Stock No. 812-5365
Mfr. Part No.04848-00001-01
BrandTesa
TWD1,675.00
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PE Acrylic 500mm 100m 4848 0.05mm Transparent
RS Stock No. 787-3259
Mfr. Part No.218 19mm x 55M
Brand3M
TWD696.00
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PP Rubber 19mm 55m SCOTCH 218 0.13mm Green
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RS Stock No. 206-5725
Mfr. Part No.8992 25mmX66m
Brand3M
TWD398.00
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Polyester Silicon 25mm 66m 8992 - Green
RS Stock No. 468-459
Mfr. Part No.HFL1200-3
BrandHi-Bond
TWD83.00
Each
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PVC Rubber 3mm 66m HFL1200-3 0.11mm Green
RS Stock No. 498-1032
Mfr. Part No.820 SECURE TAPE
Brand3M
TWD974.00
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Vinyl Acrylic 35mm 33m SCOTCH 820 0.07mm Blue
RS Stock No. 236-7478
Mfr. Part No.214X25,4
Brand3M
TWD1,130.00
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Paper Rubber 25mm 55m SCOTCH 214 0.15mm Beige
RS Stock No. 205-8726
BrandRS PRO
TWD6,377.00
Each
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Paper Acrylic 1.49m 2.9m - - Brown
RS Stock No. 205-8727
BrandRS PRO
TWD53,383.00
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Paper Acrylic 1.49m 30m - - Brown
RS Stock No. 727-1319
Mfr. Part No.244
Brand3M
TWD188.00
Each
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Paper Acrylic 18mm 50m SCOTCH 244 0.08mm Gold
RS Stock No. 174-7369
Mfr. Part No.202 48mmx50m
Brand3M
TWD254.00
Each
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Paper Rubber 48mm 50m SCOTCH 202 0.16mm Beige
RS Stock No. 176-6037
Mfr. Part No.AT30
TWD137.00
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PET Rubber Resin 50mm 33m AT30 0.15mm Black
RS Stock No. 787-3218
Mfr. Part No.850 25mm x 66M red
Brand3M
TWD1,485.00
Each
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Polyester Film - 25mm 66m SCOTCH 850 0.05mm Red
RS Stock No. 727-1290
Mfr. Part No.101E
Brand3M
TWD62.00
Each
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Paper Rubber 24mm 50m SCOTCH 101E 0.14mm Beige
RS Stock No. 279-5069
Mfr. Part No.201E 48 mmx 50m
Brand3M
TWD183.00
Each
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Paper Rubber 48mm 50m SCOTCH 201E 0.14mm Beige
RS Stock No. 174-7370
Mfr. Part No.202 72mmx50m
Brand3M
TWD709.00
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Paper Rubber 72mm 50m SCOTCH 202 0.16mm Beige
RS Stock No. 903-1438
Mfr. Part No.UU001569191
Brand3M
TWD166.00
Each
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Paper Rubber 36mm 50m SCOTCH 301E 0.15mm Beige
RS Stock No. 787-3224
Mfr. Part No.850 38mm x 66M silver
Brand3M
TWD2,031.00
Each
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Polyester Film - 38mm 66m SCOTCH 850 0.05mm Silver