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. 146-8986
Mfr. Part No.AT66
TWD159.00
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PVC Rubber 50mm 33m AT66 0.13mm Yellow
RS Stock No. 832-6287
Mfr. Part No.HB 850 12mm x 66m
BrandHi-Bond
TWD195.00
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Polyester Film Silicone 12mm 66m HB 850 0.07mm Blue
RS Stock No. 184-6809
BrandRS PRO
TWD293.00
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Crepe Paper Rubber Resin 75mm 50m - 0.12mm -
RS Stock No. 206-5723
Mfr. Part No.8991 25mmX66m
Brand3M
TWD398.00
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Polyester Silicon 25mm 66m 8991 - Blue
RS Stock No. 768-2555
Mfr. Part No.04154-00014-00
BrandTesa
TWD543.00
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PVC Rubber 25mm 66m 4154 0.07mm Red
RS Stock No. 787-3218
Mfr. Part No.850 25mm x 66M red
Brand3M
TWD1,485.00
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Polyester Film - 25mm 66m SCOTCH 850 0.05mm Red
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. 903-1448
Mfr. Part No.501E36
Brand3M
TWD236.00
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Paper Rubber 36mm 50m SCOTCH 501E 0.15mm Beige
RS Stock No. 903-1444
Mfr. Part No.501E24
Brand3M
TWD162.00
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Paper Rubber 24mm 50m SCOTCH 501E 0.15mm Beige