Masking Tape Mega Thread

I’ve never succesfully used any masking tape in a painting scenario - always end up with paint getting under the tape, or tape removing paint when it’s pulled off

have used it to get a nice straight line when applying silicone sealant though

Get some 3M masking tape. Fucking excellent stuff. Used it for all our skirting boards recently and it was perfect.

Or, maybe, your technique is shit.

Hey, that’s not just my technique that you are slagging off but that of my wife too.

Here we go.

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Maybe your technique AND your wife’s technique is shit?

If you’re not using gorilla tape you’re probably a dickhead

use yellow. I’m in the middle of decorating. make sure you give it a good press along the paint side and it’ll stay up and avoid paint bleeding under. remove it when the paint it still wet.

It’s brave to confess you can’t use frog tape properly. Good on you!

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Use Duck Tape a lot at work. Makes a real gummy mess of your scissors. How are you actually supposed to cut it?

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I’ll fight all of you. One at a time. But all of you.

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  • Duck tape
  • Duct tape
  • Either
  • Both

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Start with someone else first.

One is a brand, one is a type of tape/


Used to drive an engineer friend of mine nuts when you’d call if Duct Tape


I just tear it. I have been using a gold version of the tape recently and I love it.


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I didn’t realise you could do that! Thanks for the clarification. I always assumed it was too strong to tear it

If you’re spraypainting in the home (and you should be, it’s a cool thing to do), then use an ABUNDANCE of masking tape. When you think you’ve used enough, triple that amount. It gets everywhere.