Why are some stucco tapes red?

by | Oct 4, 2017 | Building & Construction, Stucco

Stucco tapes are offered in several different colors, but the most popular and commonly used is the iconic bright red tape. Besides being easy to remember, this color actually serves an important function in the stucco application process.

The red color of the stucco tape provides good visibility to contractors when applying stucco. Not only does it make it easy for them to see where the tape is in order to take extra care around the edges when using a trowel to apply stucco around the edges, but it is critical at the end of the process when the tape is being removed. The bright red color makes any remaining tape easy to spot so that none gets left behind after the job is complete.

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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.