Critical Things to Know About Painter’s Tape
Painter’s tape has a number of uses, such as taping down parts of your flooring or wallpaper before you tear it up. It may also be used to protect door frames, windowsills, mouldings, and other surfaces from paint bleeding onto them while you paint. Painter’s tape is also useful for sealing cracks around doors and windows, canvas door covers, tent poles, and other fasteners.
The type of tape you choose will vary depending on the surface you’re taping. Some types of tape are more effective than others at masking colours. For instance, painter’s tape with a white backing is best at preventing paint from seeping underneath door frames or into cracks in wood panelling. Yellow painter’s tape is the strongest and most resistant to paint, so it’s the best choice for painting brick, stone, or concrete surfaces. Blue painter’s tape is great for bare wood and painted wood because it won’t leave a residue behind. FrogTape brand yellow, white, and blue all stick very well to most surfaces and are easy to remove.
What are the different types of tape for painting?
The most common types of painter’s masking tape available in the market today are:
1. Masking tape with a backing of white paper. These are great for preventing paint from seeping outward on the surface during painting and easy to remove when done.
2. Masking tape with a backing of coloured paper. This is great for preventing paint from bleeding through onto surfaces below such as windowsills or floorboards.
3. Masking tape with a high tape-to-adhesive ratio. This type of masking tape is best for large areas that need to be covered during painting, such as the outside of door frames or wall edges. It’s also good at covering fasteners that won’t be visible in the end (such as towel racks and shower curtain rods). FrogTape makes this type of tape.
4. Masking tape with a high adhesive. This type of tape is best for securing small pieces of trim such as shelf brackets, picture hangers, and other pieces that aren’t necessarily very visible after painting. FrogTape also makes this type of tape.
5. Masking tape with a high-tack adhesive for woodwork. This is the only type of masking tape recommended for painting bare wood surfaces such as baseboards, door frames, and window frames. Its adhesive is very strong, and it won’t leave a residue behind. FrogTape makes this type of tape, too.
6. Blue painter’s tape. This is the strongest and best choice for painting brick or stone because it won’t leave a residue behind. It also works well on concrete surfaces. FrogTape makes this type of tape as well.
7. Yellow painter’s tape. This is the ideal choice for painting wood surfaces because it won’t leave a residue behind. It’s also the best option for areas where you want to protect paint from bleeding onto the surface below, such as walls where you might put up wallpaper or wood surfaces where you may add colour or texture.
8. FrogTape Pro Grade Black Masking Tape . This is the strongest and best choice for heavy-duty masking jobs such as painting around fasteners over hardwood floors.