Masking tape can basically be used for any purpose required of it, and is not limited solely to painting needs. They are printed with different patterns, symbols and pictures allowing tape users to add a personal touch to crafts, packages or anything that warrants the use of tape.
The adhesive applied to a tape is often a critical determining factor for a given masking situation. Rubber-based adhesives generally provide the greatest adhesion, but the lowest temperature resistance. Spraying WD is a popular way to remove any sticky residue. Drafting tape looks similar to ordinary household masking tape, Masking paper has a lower tack.
Glass cloth tapes are often used in powder coating and sandblasting operations. Foil or vinyl tapes are often used in plating. Layered tapes made from multiple materials laminated together can be used for masking flame spray, thermal spray and HVOF.
There are three thin types of adhesives with many chemical variations of each: Touching up the damaged areas increased their costs.
It is intended to hold blueprints to a drawing board or light tableand to pull off easily without damaging the drawing. Tapes based on polyimide films can resist molten solder in electronics applications.
Washi Masking Tapes When constructed with plastic films instead of paper, masking tapes can be used for more rigorous applications. History[ edit ] Masking tape was invented in by 3M employee Richard Drew. Some Japanese tapes are made of washi paper.
Without it, the paint bleeds under the edges of the tape, producing a fuzzy or varied line. The strong adhesive on the tape peeled off some of the paint they had just applied.
Nowadays masking tapes are widely used for decorative purposes. Masking tape can also be used to adhere posters to walls up to the day rating. It is available in 1- 3- 7- and day ratings, with the 7- and day tapes being the most common.
Polyester -based tapes are used to mask off during etchingplatingand in particular, powder coating. These types of decorative tapes are called Washi Tape and can be purchased at a variety of craft specialty stores and online. S is most often the blue variety or sometimes purple in color as opposed to the tan or off white household masking tape.
With this special grade, very clean lines can be produced.
Drew realized the need for tape with a gentler adhesive. The longer-rated tapes are typically less adhesive, and are sold for use on smooth, delicate surfaces such as vinyl wallpaper and recently painted walls.Masking Tape and Masking Paper for your painting project available in our online store.
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Available with paper and kraft paper backing, as well as acrylic or rubber adhesive, these masking tapes can be used in a wide variety of applications.Download