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What is masking tape?

Masking Tape

Speaking of masking tape, everyone is familiar with it. It can be seen everywhere in life, but there are many types and applications. How much do you know? Today I will give you a detailed explanation of masking tape and let you choose the appropriate it.

What is it?

Masking tape backed with r crepe paper, coated with natural rubber/water-based glue and other types of glue. It is used in automotive/painting/decoration and so on. It can be used on vinyl, carpet, metal, plastic, etc.


Masking tape was originally used to cover walls that did not require painting and was often used during interior decoration. It is becoming more and more versatile these days. We have different glues, different tape thicknesses, different sizes, etc. The scope of application has also expanded to include automobiles, electrical appliances, outdoor decoration, etc.

General-purpose: indoor painting etc.

Medium-temperature and high-temperature : Electronic painting/ car painting etc.

Colored: different colors are available.


Environment friendly

Easy to tear

High-temperature resistance

No residue


Painting: It is used in interior and exterior renovations to cover areas that should not be painted, keeping edges clean and preventing paint from spreading into areas that do not need to be painted.

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Bundling: Briefly bundles lighter or smaller items together without leaving any glue residue after being torn apart.

Crafts and DIY Projects: It is often used in arts and crafts to cover a part create various patterns or temporarily hold pieces in place.

Electronics: In the manufacturing of circuit boards, special masking tape can be used to cover areas of the circuit board that are not to be coated during the coating process.

Automotive industry: It is used to mask areas not to be painted and protect sensitive parts during painting or detailing processes

Masking tape applications

Usage guide

The surface of the tape should be clean, dry, and free of grease, oil, moisture, dirt, and other contaminants.

When the surface is uneven or damaged severely, performance may be affected. Make the surface as flat as possible.

Finally, let the masking tape fix for 30 to 60 minutes before painting.

How to remove it?

If you use masking tape for painting, please do not remove the masking tape until the paint is dry to prevent the paint from spreading and contaminating other areas or even dripping. Slowly pull the tape back to itself, lift it, and then remove it at a 45-degree angle.

Storage condition:

Shelf life is 12 months from the date of production. Tape should be stored in a cool ( temperature between 10℃~25℃), dry (humidity below 50%) environment.


Q. Is masking tape waterproof?
A. Whether it is waterproof or not fully adheres to the specific type of tape. Typically, masking tape is waterproof to protect the covered area from paint or other liquids. If you have additional questions, please carefully review the manufacturer’s guidelines.

Q. Is masking tape permanent? 

A. No, No, it is designed for temporary tasks. It can meet a balance between glue adhesion and removability without leaving any glue residue. Generally not recommended for long-term use.

Q. Is masking tape without residue?
A. Yes, it normally is without residue when applied in painting. Before you use the tape, please tell us your applications. Because as you know, masking tapes have different usages. If you need to use in automotive and resist high temperatures, we can suggest special type tapes.


Now you know the different types of masking tapes and various applications they can use. We are sure that you know how to choose the most appropriate tape. Ample Tape is a supplier of tape that can provide different tapes to meet your purchasing needs. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.



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