Picking the Right Tape for the Job

by | Oct 16, 2019 | Paint & Masking, ShurPRO, Tape-Related Skills

General Purpose Masking Tapes
  • Great for jobs like labeling, bundling, color coding and masking plastic, but not recommended for painting
  • Includes standard beige and colored masking tapes

CP 105

CP 631

Professional Grade Masking Tapes
  • The basic tool for masking surfaces, taping protective floor coverings, spraying applications and new construction projects—but not when clean lines and detail work are important
  • Not for use on surfaces on which the tape will be exposed to long durations of sunlight, like windows

CF 33

CF 66

CP 199

Multi-Surface Painter’s Tapes
  • Products that can be used on multiple surfaces including cured painted walls, trim, glass, wood and metal
  • These tapes deliver clean paint lines
  • Medium adhesion while preventing paint bleed for professional results
  • 8-14 day clean removal

Painter’s Mate Green®
CP 199

Painter’s Mate Ultra®
CP 199

CP 27

Premium Edge-Treated Painter’s Tapes
  • Specifically designed with PaintBlock® Technology to stop paint from bleeding under the edge and ensure sharp paint lines on both regular and delicate surfaces
  • 14-60 day clean removal

Frogtape® Pro Grade

Frogtape® MultiSurface

Frogtape® Delicate Surface

Specialty Tapes
  • Solutions designed for application- specific demands on the jobsite
  • Includes tape for hanging plastic, adhering to hard-to-stick-to surfaces and more

Painter’s Mate® Double-Sided Poly-Hanging Tape

PE 444

PC 667

Heavy Duty Duct & Repair Tapes
  • Durable tapes with high strength and adhesion that are ideal for masking extremely rough surfaces like brick, concrete, wood and vinyl
  • Use as quick fix for jobsite mishaps like temporarily repairing a cracked bucket or wet/dry vac, securing a broken tool handle or patching a hole in a work boot

T-Rex® Tape

T-Rex® Clear
Repair Tape

T-Rex® Extreme
Tread Tape

T-Rex® Waterproof Tape

Kelly Patrick - Shurtape

About The Author

As a senior product marketing manager at Shurtape Technologies, LLC, Kelly Patrick is responsible for leading product development and marketing support for the Building, Construction, and OEM category for the Industrial, Engineered Solutions, and Consumer and Craftsman businesses. Kelly is a member of the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC), is currently serving on PSTC’s Marketing Committee, and has completed the PSTC training program including Tape University™ Fundamentals, Manufacturing and Testing of Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Tapes, and Tape University™ Advanced. Kelly is a graduate of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC.