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ScotchBlue Painter's Masking Tape - Original Multi Surface – Blue Crepe Paper, 1 Roll, 24mm x 55m

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Standard professional grade painter’s tape is made for a variety of surfaces, but if you have painted the walls within the last 72 hours or so, it’s better to use the kind made for delicate surfaces ( for FrogTape it is yellow instead of green; with Scotch, it’s purple). The main difference there is that these tapes are more “low adhesion” than their medium counterparts so they have less likelihood to peel off fresh paint.

It can be applied damage-free to a range of materials, including painted walls, woodwork, glass or metal, as well as on surfaces that are uneven or curved. You can rely upon its consistently clean, intact and damage-proof removal that avoids leaving any residue, if done so within 14 days of use. After painting and removing the tape, I saw a noticeable difference in the quality of each brand. For best results, here are a few tips to getting as clean of a result as possible, regardless of which brand you use: How to get very sharp paint lines from painter’s tape: The 3M™ Scotch-Blue™ Multi-Surface Painter’s Tape 2090 is a tried and tested masking tape that’s a popular tool for professional painters and home DIYers alike. Its goal is to mask indoor surfaces from any paint or damage that could be caused during the decoration process. It leaves a clean definition between painted areas, ensuring you have clear lines and a professional finish.Since a single product cannot suit all purposes it really comes down to what kind of paint you are using and on what surfaces. FrogTape Masking Tape The most popular FrogTape Multi-Surface Tape comes in 24mm width, convenient to use 50-meter roll. Though there are other sizes like 36mm, and 48mm also available to choose from. It’s resistant to sunlight and you can keep the tape for as long as 14 days once applied to the surface. With that said, if you burn Scotch tape or other masking tapes over a direct flame it does catch fire and can potentially give off noxious fumes that can be toxic if inhaled.

Since I was painting my wooden door frame (using latex paint) in my living room, I taped around it using both these tapes.


FrogTape is a well-known painter’s tape that comes from a renowned brand and it stands in clear contrast to 3M ScotchBlue. Unless you are working on the surfaces with direct sunlight, the Frog Tape can be kept intact for about 21 days (before painting). The paint can last for 14 days once applied but should be removed once the painting is carried out and it is still wet. After having applied the paint evenly and waiting for about six to seven minutes, I removed the tapes from both sides. Avoid using this tape on wallpaper, wooden floors or unpainted wallboard where it could cause damage to the surface of the material, or with nitrocellulose lacquer coatings.

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