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. 913-9539
Mfr. Part No.04334-00004-00
BrandTesa
TWD410.00
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RS Stock No. 787-3240
Mfr. Part No.218 9,5mm x 55M
Brand3M
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PP Rubber 9mm 55m SCOTCH 218 0.13mm Green
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Mfr. Part No.218 6,3mm x 55M
Brand3M
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PP Rubber 6mm 55m SCOTCH 2018 0.13mm Green
RS Stock No. 378-9829
Mfr. Part No.04329-00001-01
BrandTesa
TWD48.00
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Paper Rubber 19mm 50m 4329 0.13mm Yellow
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Mfr. Part No.209025
Brand3M
TWD184.00
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Paper Acrylic 24mm 50m SCOTCH 2090 0.13mm Blue
RS Stock No. 181-1952
Mfr. Part No.60399 30mmx33m
BrandTesa
TWD124.00
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Mfr. Part No.04438-00012-00
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TWD275.00
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UV Resistant Paper Acrylic 19mm 50m 4438 0.17mm Blue
RS Stock No. 832-6290
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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TWD267.00
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PE Acrylic 50mm 33m AT6102 0.11mm White
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Brand3M
TWD254.00
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Mfr. Part No.401E36
Brand3M
TWD286.00
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Brand3M
TWD91.00
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BrandRS PRO
TWD203.00
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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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TWD137.00
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Brand3M
TWD709.00
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Mfr. Part No.101E 30mmx50m
Brand3M
TWD72.00
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Crepe Paper Rubber 30mm 50m SCOTCH 101E 0.12mm Beige
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Mfr. Part No.101E36
Brand3M
TWD99.00
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Paper Rubber 36mm 50m SCOTCH 101E 0.13mm Beige
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BrandHi-Bond
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BrandRS PRO
TWD53,383.00
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Paper Acrylic 1.49m 30m - - Brown