Every paint job is unique, but they all start the same way: with the right preparation. Prepping with a painter’s tape from Scotch® Brand means you have a family of tapes specifically designed for your surfaces.
Scotch® Painter’s Tapes
A great paint job begins with preparation and knowing what tools you need. Scotch® Painter’s Tapes were designed to protect different types of surfaces, while delivering excellent paint lines. That’s why the best paint jobs start with Scotch® Painter’s Tape.
When choosing a tape, consider surface, adhesion, and environmental conditions, as well as the number of days needed to complete the project to determine how long the tape should stay in place before removal.
How to choose the right tape for the job.
SURFACE AND ADHESION LEVEL
First determine what type of surface you’ll be masking, then choose the appropriate tape.
Delicate surfaces like painted drywall, wood floors, wallpaper and fresh paint (24 hours to 7 days old) require tapes with gentle adhesive, such as Scotch® Delicate Surface Painter’s Tape.
Rough surfaces like brick and concrete require more aggressive tapes with very strong adhesive, such as Scotch® Rough Surface Painter’s Tape.
Challenging coatings like lacquers require a tape with rubber adhesive, such as Scotch® Rough Surface Painter’s Tape.
Temperatures between 50°F and 100°F and clean, dry surfaces are ideal. Cool temperatures and sunlight can affect some tapes’ adhesive properties. Most Scotch® Painter’s Tapes are UV resistant for use whenever tape will be exposed to direct sunlight.
For sharp paint lines: choose ScotchBlue™ Ultra Sharp Lines or ScotchBlue™ Sharp Lines Painter’s Tapes with Edge-Lock™ Technology.
Get more painting tips and techniques at ScotchBrand.com/PaintersTape.