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Irish Red's Masking tape questions thread

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    smallerstick
    Pro
    Listowel, ON

    I have used blue tape and green tape and old fashioned beige tape mostly for masking off glue lines and holding work while glue sets. I find blue tape strongest for holding work and green best for masking squeeze out.

    I’m solidly in the freehand camp for cutting in.

    There are only two ways to do things; the right way and again.

    #664601

    I use loads of green masking tape for different uses. Just the cheap dollar store stuff as I rarely need it to tape things off for painting. Masking tape for painting is for people who don’t know how to use a paint brush.

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    #664611

    For painting I love the Frog tape. It has some chemical in it that instantly stops any latex paint from bleeding under it. It gives a nice crisp line.

    Never tried it. Typically I do the slowpoke free hand, but on occasion I have used blue tape. How is it that different from using blue tape?

    I am no chemist @doobie . When the latex paint or water base material hits the sticky part of the tape it hardens before it can go under. I usually cut paint in free hand with no tape but when you need a real straight clean line this tape is the ticket.

    I never knew this.

    Will

    #664642

    Doobie
    Pro

    For painting I love the Frog tape. It has some chemical in it that instantly stops any latex paint from bleeding under it. It gives a nice crisp line.

    Never tried it. Typically I do the slowpoke free hand, but on occasion I have used blue tape. How is it that different from using blue tape?

    I am no chemist @doobie . When the latex paint or water base material hits the sticky part of the tape it hardens before it can go under. I usually cut paint in free hand with no tape but when you need a real straight clean line this tape is the ticket.

    I never knew this.

    I was in HD today and picked up the green and yellow Frog Tape.

    #664657

    I was in HD today and picked up the green and yellow Frog Tape.

    Let us know your reactions when you get to use them!

    Life is 10% what happens to you, 90% Attitude.

    #664767

    Doobie
    Pro

    I was in HD today and picked up the green and yellow Frog Tape.

    Let us know your reactions when you get to use them!

    Might not be for a while. Nothing on the immediate radar needs painting, I just wanted some on hand for when I do now that I understand better its characteristics thanks to the comments here on BTP.

    #664856

    JerrySats
    Pro
    Swedesboro, New Jersey

    Don’t know if you need drop cloths in what your doing but 3M and ScotchBlue both make a painters tape and plastic drop cloth in one . That’s great for covering things especially if your spraying .

    #664869

    Doobie
    Pro

    Don’t know if you need drop cloths in what your doing but 3M and ScotchBlue both make a painters tape and plastic drop cloth in one . That’s great for covering things especially if your spraying .

    Sounds interesting. I might look for that.

    #664877

    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    Here’s an article from 3M on choosing the right color tape. Hope this helps.

    https://multimedia.3m.com/mws/media/626675O/3mtm-masking-tapes-competitive-matrix.pdf

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #664903

    smallerstick
    Pro
    Listowel, ON

    Here’s an article from 3M on choosing the right color tape. Hope this helps.

    https://multimedia.3m.com/mws/media/626675O/3mtm-masking-tapes-competitive-matrix.pdf

    Handy guide, Bill, I wonder if other manufacturers are following this colour code, too.

    There are only two ways to do things; the right way and again.

    #664968

    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    Here’s an article from 3M on choosing the right color tape. Hope this helps.

    https://multimedia.3m.com/mws/media/626675O/3mtm-masking-tapes-competitive-matrix.pdf

    That’s a great guide, I want to try some of the new blue tape.

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #664992

    JerrySats
    Pro
    Swedesboro, New Jersey

    Don’t know if you need drop cloths in what your doing but 3M and ScotchBlue both make a painters tape and plastic drop cloth in one . That’s great for covering things especially if your spraying .

    Sounds interesting. I might look for that.

    Here’s a link to the 3mm product . https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/company-us/all-3m-products/~/ScotchBlue-Pre-Taped-Painter-s-Plastic-24-refill/?N=5002385+3294245680&rt=rud

    #665183

    Here’s an article from 3M on choosing the right color tape. Hope this helps.

    https://multimedia.3m.com/mws/media/626675O/3mtm-masking-tapes-competitive-matrix.pdf

    NICE! I’ve been looking around online for about 30 mins now for a place to purchase the new industrial 2750 tape, seems like it’s not widely distributed yet.

    Life is 10% what happens to you, 90% Attitude.

    #665231

    Doobie
    Pro

    Don’t know if you need drop cloths in what your doing but 3M and ScotchBlue both make a painters tape and plastic drop cloth in one . That’s great for covering things especially if your spraying .

    Sounds interesting. I might look for that.

    Here’s a link to the 3mm product . https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/company-us/all-3m-products/~/ScotchBlue-Pre-Taped-Painter-s-Plastic-24-refill/?N=5002385+3294245680&rt=rud

    Thanks for the link Jerry. Now to find it somewhere.

    #665266

    JerrySats
    Pro
    Swedesboro, New Jersey

    Don’t know if you need drop cloths in what your doing but 3M and ScotchBlue both make a painters tape and plastic drop cloth in one . That’s great for covering things especially if your spraying .

    Sounds interesting. I might look for that.

    Here’s a link to the 3mm product . https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/company-us/all-3m-products/~/ScotchBlue-Pre-Taped-Painter-s-Plastic-24-refill/?N=5002385+3294245680&rt=rud

    Thanks for the link Jerry. Now to find it somewhere.

    In that link is a ” Where to Buy ” link, see if that can locate it .

    #676871

    With this plaster work I’ve been doing I’ve learned some new taping techniques. For taping off the vents we use the bottom edge of the tape (instead of the top edge like I’m used to) and catch the vertical edge of the vent wall taping off the entire valley of the vent without any tape protruding out of the valley if that makes any sense. Along the way I taught myself to rotate the roll of tape so that the tape line sits close to the surface being taped, this has had good results. I thought about it and it makes sense to me, if you reduce the angle between the tape and the surface, you are closer to the path the tape wants to naturally lie and have less room for potential to alter the path when you press down to attach the tape to the surface. With a good starting line and this technique I’ve been able to increase my hand taping speed and accuracy quite a bit. I’m not sure if this all makes sense to all of you but I’d be happy to try and explain better if needed, although I’m sure I’m far from the first to discover this technique.

    Life is 10% what happens to you, 90% Attitude.

    #676880

    Clev08
    Pro

    I’m not sure that you would use this for masking off windows but I have seen it at my local paint and stain store and thought it was a great, but expensive idea. http://snottape.com/products/

    #676881

    I’m not sure that you would use this for masking off windows but I have seen it at my local paint and stain store and thought it was a great, but expensive idea. http://snottape.com/products/

    As an ex professional window cleaner, I think I could use that stuff on window’s and clean off the adhesive from glass easily. Looking back after seeing the islands highest paid window cleaner crews doing high end homes, I was wayyy to meticulous with my window cleaning. My old boss told me our policy was like Walmart where if a customer wanted a return we 100% always accepted it, meaning if they found anything wrong with my work I had to go back. I worked alone and there was no one but the customers to judge my work, I remember a couple from the mainland phoning home and saying “you should see how this window cleaner in Hawaii cleans windows, it blows our service back home out of the water”. After seeing one of the highest paid window cleaning crews work a very high end client’s windows, I realize I was going overboard and then some on window cleaning. Sorry for the off topic rant but about that tape, I love the idea of quality tape, problem is I’m far from the one allocating expenses for materials and have to work with what I’m given.

    Side note from window cleaning experience = tradesmen (including me) and women, you suck at buying and using quality rags. The poor excuse for clothe rags on job sites actually amazes me, quality rags that get taken home and washed after acceptable washable uses make a difference.

    Life is 10% what happens to you, 90% Attitude.

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