Although it’s commonly used to mask areas while painting or to label supplies, masking tape it’s actually extremely versatile and can be used in many different ways around the house.
Masking tape is very practical, that’s for sure, and it allows for many different uses. But while you’re probably thinking at the most common ones, you should know that there are many more that you wouldn’t normally even think of.
During a paint job, it’s easy to spill paint everywhere. You can cover surfaces and objects around you, but no one ever really thinks about the paint cans; when you’re done, they’re usually all dripping in paint, which makes it impossible to carry them around without smearing paint all over the place. In order to avoid that, you can cover the rim of the can with masking tape and then remove it when you’re done painting. That way, you’ll have nice and clean paint cans that you can easily store anywhere.
If you’re gluing two pieces together and need to hold them in place while the glue dries off, you can secure them with masking tape; then, when the glue is dry, you can easily remove the tape without leaving any residue.
When you’re drilling a hole in a wall and need to be accurate on the depth you’re drilling, measure the depth on a drill bit and place a piece of masking tape to mark the desired point. Then, drill the surface and stop when you get to the tape.
If you have to cut, for example, a laminated board with a saw, you can apply a strip of masking tape and cut through it. The tape will prevent the blade from slipping and the surface from chipping as the saw cuts through.
When moving, you usually have to disassemble furniture, fittings, and fixtures that have all sorts of “little parts”: screws, hooks, handles, brackets. To avoid those little parts from going missing, you can wrap them in masking tape and fix them to their belonging “big part”, to make sure that nothing goes missing when reassembling.
Among its DIY functions, masking tape can be used to remove dirt, dust, and grime from insidious corners and objects – for example, the keyboard of your computer. You only have to fold a bit of tape in the shape of the space you want to clean. Then, you gently press it and remove it – masking tape offers easy removal, so it won't leave any trace on the surface.
Finally, masking tape uses also concern gardening. You can use it to support limp stalks and give them more rigidity, for example, so that they can climb onto a wall – even onto irregular surfaces – or just grow in the right direction. Using masking tape this way won't damage your plants at all!
These are just a few ideas, but masking tape can be used for many other purposes and PPM has a wide range of masking tapes, ideal for all of them.
PPM has a very large selection of many different masking tapes, for all professional and utility applications. Here, we are going to take a look at 4 of the most “basic” ones, perfect for these not so conventional uses:
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