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When should I use a delicate surface painter’s tape?

by | Oct 15, 2018 | Building & Construction, Paint & Masking

Most painter’s tapes are designed to be relatively gentle – especially in comparison to more robust tapes like duct tapes – but not all of them are equal when it comes to their effect on certain surfaces.

Delicate surface painter’s tapes are those which are built for jobs that demand an extra-gentle tape for use on application surfaces that are delicate and easily damaged. These tapes are usually easy to spot because they are labeled to indicate their design for use on delicate surfaces. The biggest difference in construction between a delicate surface painter’s tape and its general-purpose counterpart is the adhesion level. General-purpose tapes usually offer medium to medium-high adhesion, depending on the grade of tape that you choose. Delicate surface tapes, on the other hand, are built with low adhesion to ensure that they can be removed without damage.

Not sure when you use a delicate surface painter’s tape?

You should consider using a delicate surface painter’s tape for use on any surface that is more susceptible to damage than standard drywall. These include:

  • Freshly painted surfaces
  • Faux finishes
  • Primed wallboard
  • Wallpaper
  • Laminate flooring
  • Delicate trim

It is always a best practice to keep a roll of delicate surface painter’s tape in your toolbox for easy access when the job demands involves applying tape to any of these surfaces. Surface damage caused when removing tape can result in callbacks and damage to your reputation – so always have the right tools on hand to do the best job possible, every time.

To learn more and find a delicate surface painter’s tape for your toolbox, visit Shurtape.com.

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