Is it safe to use painter’s tape on delicate surfaces?
To put it simple: yes, it is. However, not all painter’s tapes are the same. When working on a surface that is easily susceptible to damage, it is best to use a painter’s tape specifically designed for this purpose. Find out PPM’s selection of painter’s tape for delicate surfaces.
Most painter’s tapes are already designed to be relatively gentle, especially if compared to other stronger tapes such as duct tape, for example. However, when it comes to extremely delicate surfaces, the safest thing to do in order to prevent the surface from getting damaged is to pick a painter’s tape that is specifically designed for delicate surfaces.
Painter’s tape: which delicate surfaces are most at risk?
Painter’s tapes for delicate surfaces are the ones specifically built for jobs that demand an extra gentle tape. They are built with low adhesion to ensure that they can be removed without damage.
Not sure when and if it’s safe to use painter’s tape on a delicate surface?
First of all, consider what kind of surface you’re looking at. If it’s more susceptible to damage than standard drywall, it’s safe to say that a painter’s tape for delicate surfaces is exactly what you need. These surfaces include:
- Freshly painted walls;
- Faux finishes;
- Primed wallboards;
- Laminate flooring;
- Delicate trims.
PPM’s range of painter’s tape for delicate surfaces
PPM, as an international masking tape manufacturer and supplier, can offer two types of painter’s tape specifically designed to mask delicate surfaces.
5025 Painter’s Ultra Delicate Masking Tape
This fine line ultra delicate masking tape is the ideal product for indoor applications on the most sensitive surfaces. It’s made of a Japanese washi paper backing and an ultra delicate adhesive that requires a very low removal force. It ensures extremely smooth, clean, and sharp paint edges, without leaving adhesive residue on extremely delicate surfaces (such as plaster, wallpaper, fresh paint) up to 1 week from application.
5020 Painter’s Low Tack Fine Line Masking Tape
This high-performance low tack masking tape is specifically designed to answer the needs of professional painters. Such as the previous one, this tape is also made of a Japanese washi paper backing and a gentle acrylic adhesive that requires a very low removal force. It’s specifically ideal for touch-ups and finishes on smooth and delicate surfaces.
What’s the difference with regular painter’s tape?
The biggest difference between a general purpose painter’s tape and a painter’s tape for delicate surfaces is their different levels of adhesion. General purpose painter’s tapes usually offer medium to medium-high adhesion, while painter’s tapes for delicate surfaces are built with low adhesion to ensure that they can be removed without damage.
So, if you want to be 100% sure not to ruin the delicate surface you want to mask, get yourself a quality painter’s tape for delicate surfaces. You know what they say: better safe than sorry!
Interested in PPM’s selection of painter’s tape for delicate surfaces?