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. 468-392
Mfr. Part No.HFL1200-19
BrandHi-Bond
TWD350.00
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Mfr. Part No.4668 33mx50mm
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TWD405.00
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TWD137.00
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Mfr. Part No.8992 25mmX66m
Brand3M
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BrandRS PRO
TWD288.00
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BrandRS PRO
TWD68.00
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Mfr. Part No.2142 9x50
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TWD316.00
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Mfr. Part No.04668-00006-01
BrandTesa
TWD810.00
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PE Acrylic 100mm 33m 4668 0.14mm Transparent
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Mfr. Part No.201E 48 mmx 50m
Brand3M
TWD183.00
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Paper Rubber 48mm 50m SCOTCH 201E 0.14mm Beige
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Mfr. Part No.HB 857DG 19mm x 66m
BrandHi-Bond
TWD351.00
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Polyester Film Silicone 19mm 66m HB 857DG 0.08mm Green
RS Stock No. 468-459
Mfr. Part No.HFL1200-3
BrandHi-Bond
TWD83.00
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PVC Rubber 3mm 66m HFL1200-3 0.11mm Green
RS Stock No. 206-5723
Mfr. Part No.8991 25mmX66m
Brand3M
TWD398.00
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RS Stock No. 184-6800
BrandRS PRO
TWD108.00
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Mfr. Part No.04341-00003-00
BrandTesa
TWD161.00
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Mfr. Part No.50650-00001-00
BrandTesa
TWD929.00
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PET Silicone 50mm 66m 50650 0.06mm Blue
RS Stock No. 832-6280
Mfr. Part No.HB 850 19mm x 66m
BrandHi-Bond
TWD309.00
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Polyester Film Silicone 19mm 66m HB 850 0.07mm Blue
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Mfr. Part No.301E36
Brand3M
TWD166.00
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Paper Rubber 36mm 50m SCOTCH 301E 0.15mm Beige
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Brand3M
TWD530.00
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Mfr. Part No.20945
Brand3M
TWD196.00
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Paper Rubber 24mm 50m SCOTCH 2836 0.17mm Brown