What is the difference between duct tape and stucco duct tape?

by | Mar 1, 2017 | Building & Construction, Stucco

The first thing to understand about the difference between general purpose duct tapes and stucco tapes is that they were designed for different purposes.

Duct tape is built to be robust enough for use in a wide variety of applications and day-to-day use as needed. It tears more easily and cleanly than stucco duct tape because it is meant for more DIY and home applications. However, it is also more likely to leave adhesive residue behind or damage surfaces that it is adhered to, and is less likely to stand up to the elements.

Stucco duct tape is built to stick to a wide variety of materials and textures, including wood, metal, concrete, vinyl, brick, and stucco without compromising strength or durability. It yields a serrated edge when torn rather than a straight edge, and conforms better to irregular surfaces than traditional duct tape. Stucco duct tape is engineered to maintain a strong hold and not flag when exposed to heavy sunlight, dry temperatures, or moisture. It has the ability to create a watertight seal and remove cleanly without damage or residue left behind.

If you are involved in stucco contracting work, be sure to choose a tape designed with stucco purposes in mind in order to ensure a clean, high quality job. See Shurtape’s offering of stucco duct tapes at Shurtape.com.

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Glenn Walter

About The Author

As a Regional Sales Manager for Shurtape Technologies, LLC, Glenn Walter manages the sales force for half the country in the HVAC and Electrical markets. As a product manager for over four years previous to his current role, Glenn was responsible for leading the product development and marketing support for the Building and Construction Tapes category. Glenn started working with Shurtape in 2012. Before that, he owned construction and framing companies with his brothers. The years he spent on the jobsite helped him create a pretty good foundation in the building and construction fields – so he's been there, done that. It gives him a unique perspective when it comes to tape. Glenn is a graduate of Cornell University with a Bachelor’s degree in Consumer Economics and Housing.