Masking Tapes

Masking tapes also known as painters tape is typically used to temporarily shield areas that you want protection from during a variety of preparation or finishing processes. Masking tapes use a lower strength adhesive on the tape face allowing you to remove the tape after use with minimal effort whilst leaving no tape residue on the surface. You can learn more in our complete guide to masking tape. It's easy to tear feature means that these tapes can be torn and applied to whatever is needed for example... you can easily shield or mask off any unwanted painting areas whilst undergoing your kitchen renovation.

What kind of masking tape do I need?

Tapes come in a range of materials, most commonly tapes use paper backing but can also use polyester, PVC and even aluminium foil. The type of masking material in the product will provide different protection depending on the work or process being carried out. Along with a choice in tape backing material, a range of adhesive materials such as acrylic, rubber and silicone are available to suit each masking application.

Available in different colours, widths and lengths, masking tapes can be used during painting both with a brush or roller as well as spray painting. Tapes can also be used while preparing a piece for painting or coating and is easy to tear, apply and remove.

Masking tape’s adhesive determines where the tape is best applied:

  • Rubber-based adhesive material generally delivers the best adhesion but has the lowest temperature resistance.
  • Acrylic-based adhesive material can be used at a wide temperature range.
  • Silicone-based adhesive material can be used at the highest temperature range.

Speciality tapes

There is a range of speciality masking tapes suitable for more specific applications. These tapes usually boast particular qualities that enable them to work in more extreme environments. Heat resistant foil masking tapes can be suitable for use in hot zones as well as being used in conjunction with a flame.

Other higher strength tapes use stronger, thicker backing material that can be subjected to abrasives such as sandblasting.

What applications are masking tape's used in?

Masking tapes are applicable in a variety of different uses such as:

  • Marking sensitive and critical surfaces,
  • Indoor paintwork,
  • Wallpapering,
  • Fitting doors.

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Description Price Backing Material Adhesive Material Width Length Model Number Thickness Colour
RS stock no. 914-8182
Mfr. Part No.AT6103
R 176.63
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PE Acrylic 50mm 33m AT6103 0.11mm Clear
RS stock no. 513-569
Mfr. Part No.04323-00008-00
BrandTesa
R 48.03
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Paper Rubber 25mm 50m 4323 0.13mm Beige
RS stock no. 513-593
Mfr. Part No.04323-00011-00
BrandTesa
R 69.38
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Paper Rubber 38mm 50m 4323 0.13mm Beige
RS stock no. 498-1032
Mfr. Part No.820 SECURE TAPE
Brand3M
R 538.87
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Vinyl Acrylic 35mm 33m SCOTCH 820 0.07mm Blue
RS stock no. 763-9043
Mfr. Part No.04668-00006-01
BrandTesa
R 531.58
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PE Acrylic 100mm 33m 4668 0.14mm Transparent
RS stock no. 727-1296
Mfr. Part No.101E 19MMX50M
Brand3M
R 38.59
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Paper Rubber 18mm 50m SCOTCH 101E 0.14mm Beige
RS stock no. 787-3234
Mfr. Part No.101E 50MMX50M
Brand3M
R 94.57
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Paper Rubber 48mm 55m SCOTCH 101E 0.14mm Beige
RS stock no. 436-2784
Mfr. Part No.51408-00009-00
BrandTesa
R 748.01
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Kapton Silicone 25mm 33m 51408 0.07mm Orange
RS stock no. 468-469
Mfr. Part No.HFL1200-6
BrandHi-Bond
R 122.07
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PVC Rubber 6mm 66m HFL1200-6 0.11mm Green
RS stock no. 864-0873
Mfr. Part No.209025
Brand3M
R 112.68
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Paper Acrylic 24mm 50m SCOTCH 2090 0.13mm Blue
RS stock no. 513-587
Mfr. Part No.04323-00013-00
BrandTesa
R 95.24
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Paper Rubber 50mm 50m 4323 0.13mm Beige
RS stock no. 436-2762
Mfr. Part No.51408-00007-00
BrandTesa
R 537.85
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Kapton Silicone 12mm 33m 51408 0.07mm Orange
RS stock no. 727-1290
Mfr. Part No.101E
Brand3M
R 57.50
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Paper Rubber 24mm 50m SCOTCH 101E 0.14mm Beige
RS stock no. 864-0877
Mfr. Part No.209019
Brand3M
R 93.15
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Paper Acrylic 18mm 55m SCOTCH 2090 0.13mm Blue
RS stock no. 787-3237
Mfr. Part No.2120E 25mm x 50M
Brand3M
R 43.76
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Paper Rubber 25mm 50m SCOTCH 2120E 0.13mm White
RS stock no. 763-9034
Mfr. Part No.4668 33mx50mm
BrandTesa
R 266.92
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PE - 50mm 33m 4668 0.14mm Transparent
RS stock no. 378-9908
Mfr. Part No.04438-00020-00
BrandTesa
R 479.09
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UV Resistant Paper Acrylic 50mm 50m 4438 0.17mm Blue
RS stock no. 903-1457
Mfr. Part No.501E48
Brand3M
R 205.15
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Paper Rubber 48mm 50m SCOTCH 501E 0.15mm Beige
RS stock no. 436-2778
Mfr. Part No.51408-00008-00
BrandTesa
R 818.53
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Kapton Silicone 19mm 33m 51408 0.07mm Orange
RS stock no. 787-3224
Mfr. Part No.850 38mm x 66M silver
Brand3M
R 1,098.20
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Polyester Film - 38mm 66m SCOTCH 850 0.05mm Silver