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What is crepe paper tape?

Posted on May 8th, 2024

Crepe paper masking tape is a type of adhesive tape made from a thin, crepe paper backing coated with a pressure-sensitive adhesive, a textured paper that has a crinkled or wrinkled appearance. This type of tape is commonly used in painting, automotive, construction, and other industries for various masking, bundling, and labeling applications.

Crepe Paper Masking Tape


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Crepe Paper Tape is a masking tape made from crepe paper. It’s backing has a crinkled or wrinkled texture. The crepe paper backing allows the tape to conform to curved or uneven surfaces, making it versatile for a variety of applications.


The tape is coated with a pressure-sensitive adhesive that provides good adhesion to a wide range of surfaces, including paper, cardboard, plastic, metal, and painted walls. When it is time to remove the tape, it can be peeled off without leaving behind a sticky residue or damaging the underlying surface. This makes it particularly useful for temporary applications or when you want to protect surfaces during a project.

Properties and Benefits:

Good Adhesion: Provides sufficient adhesion to create a good seal and hold the tape in place during painting but removes cleanly afterwards.

Flexibility: The crepe paper backing of the tape provides flexibility, making it easy to conform to curved or irregular surfaces. This flexibility is particularly useful in masking applications where sharp lines or curves need to be achieved.

Tensile strength: Despite its flexibility, crepe paper tape has good tensile strength, allowing it to be torn by hand easily and providing durability during application.

Temperature resistance: Crepe paper masking tape is often heat-resistant, making it suitable for use in environments where temperature fluctuations occur, such as during painting or baking processes.

Easy Tear: Crepe paper masking tape is designed to tear easily by hand, making it convenient to use without the need for scissors or cutting tools.


Paint Masking: As painter’s tapes, Crepe paper tape and Washi paper tape are commonly used in painting projects. It is often used to mask off areas that should not be painted, creating clean and straight lines. Washi paper tape is more suitable for straight lines and smooth surfaces, Crepe paper tape is more suitable for irregular surfaces.

Temporary Holding: Crepe paper masking tape can be used for temporarily holding objects or securing materials in place. It is often used in crafting, DIY projects, and packaging to temporarily fasten items together.

Labeling and Marking: The tape can also be used for labeling boxes, containers, or packages, as well as for marking lines or areas for cutting, measuring, or organizing tasks.

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