How to pick the right painters tape for the job

Painting renovations are a great way to renew and update your home. Although there are many different painting projects, they all start the same with the preparation. Whether it be painting the bedroom or the outside of the house, painters tape is an essential accessory for the job. In order to get the best results, it's important to use the proper tape for the surface. Learn how to pick the right painters tape for your next project.


Walls, skirting boards, tile and glass are some of the most common painting jobs and call for a multi-surface painting tape. Multi-Surface Tape is perfect for the job with its medium adhesive and 14-day clean removal.

Use for:

• Lightly textured plasterboard

• Plaster walls

• Wood skirting boards

• Aluminium, metal

• Carpet

• Marble, slate

• Countertops

• Tiles, sealant

• Window glass

• Hardware

• Plastic

• Hardware

Painting using scotchblue painters tape

Sharp lines

Painters tape can also be used for decorative paint jobs that incorporate shapes and different colours. Sharp Lines tapes have a technology that seals out paint to deliver clean and sharp paint lines. These tapes ensure a 21-day clean removal.

Use Sharp Lines for:

• Lightly textured plasterboard

• Plaster walls

• Tiles, sealant

Removing ScothBlue painters tape from delicate surfaces

Exterior surfaces

When painting exterior surfaces, it is essential to pick the correct tape that has a strong adhesive and can weather any outdoor conditions. Exterior Surface Tape is weatherproof, made with very strong adhesive to stick to any outdoor surface and has a 10-day clean removal.

Use for:

• Hardware

• Window glass

• Metal or wood trim

• Vinyl

• Non-rough clapboard

Removing ScotchBlue painters tape from exterior surface

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