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What is the difference between Blue ,Yellow, Green and Pink painters tape?

Posted on December 26th, 2023

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Low Adhesion Painters Tape for Delicate Surfaces

Painters Tape Paper Carriers

In the painting and coating industry, there’s a wide range of colored painters tapes on the market. It is difficult for consumers to find the most satisfactory product among these rich colors.

But we comprehensively judge 4 colors of painters tapes, It may help you to simply differentiate performance of them. Paper masking tapes designed for vehicle coating, colored painters tapes designed for residential painting or household repairs.

While both Blue, Yellow, Green, and Pink painters tapes are Washi paper or Crepe paper as carrier, coating Water-based acrylic adhesive. 

Blue painters tape is the most popular color in the colored painters tapes, including blue crepe tape and blue washi tape. Most of them are UV resistant paper carrier.

No.504 dark blue and No.506 blue Multi-surface Painter’s Tape are UV resistant tape, it can be up to 14-days clean removal leaves behind for use outdoors.

No.758B blue Exterior Painter’s Tape also is UV resistant tape, it can use on exterior surfaces such as smooth and semi-smooth metal, vinyl, painted wood, and glass.

Yellow painters tape is a Multi purpose painters tape with washi paper as carrier. No.738 is designed for a variety of painting tasks. It is a interior painters tape for masking of multiple surfaces, such as glass, wood, metal, tiles, windows, floors, concrete, stucco.

Green painters tapes including No.918 Light green washi tape and No.928 Azure green washi tape. They are low tack painters tape for the sensitive surfaces or delicate surfaces during the painting process, like for touch-ups and finishes on freshly paints applied on smooth or slightly textured surfaces.

Pink painters tape No.978 also is a washi paper tape with low adhesion. It is designed to ensure extremely smooth, clean and sharp paint edges with protecting freshly painted surfaces.

Painters Tape Bleeding

Blue painters tape may bleed or leave residue behind. The yellow painter’s tape will not bleed or pucker when using water-based lucite house paints as masking tape does.

But Yellow painters tape will damage the already painted wall after peel off. When you masked off some areas on the wall sprayed with latex paint, maybe you left the tape on overnight. When you see the result, The wall has distinct lines and mottling in the nitro where the colored painters tape had resided. The chemical in the colored painters tape has reacted with the Nitro. The tape’s adhesive has migrated into the nitro lacquer, swelling the finish under the tape.

Green painters tape and Pink painters tape are safe colored painters tape and no bleeding through. It is Painters tape DON NOT damage to Nitrocellulose Lacquer.

Pink painters tape is designed to ensure extremely smooth, clean and sharp paint edges with protecting freshly painted surfaces.

Painters Tape Residue

Different colored painters tapes have different removable abilities:
Blue painters tape can be stay up to 14 days outdoor clean removal, due to it’s UV resistant paper backing.

But yellow painters tape can be up to 60 days indoor clean removal, Green painters tape and Pink painters tape can be up to 90 days indoor clean removal.

When apply them to the wrong environment and masking time, the adhesive on painters tape could also cause the tape to leave a sticky residue behind. The mess is difficult to clean. However, every color painters tape does work well if you’re choose right color tape.

Painters Tape Clean Lines

Technically, both colored painters tape types can help you achieve a clean, straight line. However, yellow painters tape tends to adhere to surfaces better and longer. It can effectively prevent the paint from bleeding through from the side edges. Blue crepe painters tape No.506 maybe bleeding through but it is suitable for masking to curved surfaces.

Alternatively, green and pink painters tapes have an flexible and conformable barrier that create a extra-sharp lines. Using this type of painters tape is ideal if you’re planning to paint shapes, stripes, or decorative patterns.

Blue painters tape vs. Yellow painters tape vs. Green painters tape vs. Pink painters tape

  Blue painters tape Yellow painters tape Green painters tape Pink painters tape
Thickness 140 µm 100 µm 95 µm 110um
Strength 29-32 N/cm 40-43 N/cm 34 N/cm 40-43 N/cm
Adhesion 3.5N/cm 2.5-3.0N/cm 0.5-0.8N/cm 0.8-1.2N/cm
Max temperature 60°C 80°C 60°C 60°C
Conformable Medium Excellent Excellent Excellent
Clean Lines Medium Excellent Excellent Excellent
Bleeding Maybe Wihtout Wihtout Wihtout
Residue 14 days outdoor 30 days indoor 90 days indoor 90 days indoor
UV-Resistant None 14 days None None
Moisture-Resistant Excellent Excellent Medium Medium

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