What is the difference between masking tape and painter’s tape?

2021-06-05

Masking tape include various types backing and glue:
Cloth masking tape, Paper masking tape, PE cloth masking tape.
Rubber glue, Acrylic glue.

 

The crepe paper backing Masking tape, also known as painter's tape. Crepe paper masking tape is a fine line painter’s tape. It use for Painter’s masking and creating intricate straight lines. After painting, it can be cleanly removed leaving a defined line with no adhesive residue. Now, most of painter’s tapes are made with a Washi paper backing, which makes them easy to tear by hand and able to be written on for labeling purposes.

 

Another distinction between masking and painter’s tape is that painter’s tapes are designed to be used with paint – and to prevent paint from bleeding into masked off areas. Some general-purpose masking tapes can pucker or wrinkle when they come in contact with latex paints, which can allow paint to seep under the tape.

 

Cloth masking tape is a special Duct tape with low adhesion. It can be remove less adhesive residue and to not damage the surface when it is removed.

 

PE cloth masking tape from Japan. It is PE fabric based curing tape in Japan. The backing cloth produced by Flat silk woven fabric, make cutting easily by hand.

 

 

Parameter Comparison Table

Item Gaffers tape Duct tape Masking tape

Cloth

PE cloth

Paper

Glue

Rubber

Rubber

Rubber

Acrylic

Acrylic

Backing

Spun rayon cloth

Spun rayon cloth

Spun rayon cloth

Flat silk woven fabric with PE coating

Crepe paper or Japanese paper

Thickness

0.30mm

0.30mm

0.30mm

0.15mm

0.075mm

Backing surface

Matte-finished

Reflect light

Reflect light

Reflect light

-

Hand tear

Break straight

Break straight

Break straight

Break straight

-

Removed

No adhesive residue

Adhesive residue

No adhesive residue

No adhesive residue

No adhesive residue

Waterproof

-

-

-

-

Adhesion

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Price/m2

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