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 Tensile Strength Adhesion Strength Single/Double Sided
RS Stock No. 184-6804
BrandRS PRO
MYR11.92
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Crepe Paper Rubber Resin 19mm 50m - 0.12mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 184-6805
BrandRS PRO
MYR17.27
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Crepe Paper Rubber Resin 25mm 50m - 0.12mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 184-6810
BrandRS PRO
MYR50.16
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Crepe Paper Rubber Resin 100mm 50m - 0.12mm - - - -
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RS Stock No. 205-8726
BrandRS PRO
MYR843.70
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Paper Acrylic 1.49m 2.9m - - Brown - - -
RS Stock No. 184-6806
BrandRS PRO
MYR20.81
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Crepe Paper Rubber Resin 38mm 50m - 0.12mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 184-6809
BrandRS PRO
MYR38.24
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Crepe Paper Rubber Resin 75mm 50m - 0.12mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 184-6802
BrandRS PRO
MYR37.53
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Crepe Paper Rubber Resin 100mm 50m - 0.11mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 184-6808
BrandRS PRO
MYR26.50
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Crepe Paper Rubber Resin 50mm 50m - 0.12mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 184-6801
BrandRS PRO
MYR28.81
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Crepe Paper Rubber Resin 75mm 50m - 0.11mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 171-9703
BrandRS PRO
MYR11.26
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Paper Rubber 25mm 50m - 0.11mm White - - -
New
RS Stock No. 205-8727
BrandRS PRO
MYR8,136.92
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Paper Acrylic 1.49m 30m - - Brown - - -
RS Stock No. 184-6803
BrandRS PRO
MYR9.70
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Crepe Paper Rubber Resin 12mm 50m - 0.12mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 171-9702
BrandRS PRO
MYR8.83
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Paper Rubber 19mm 50m - 0.11mm White - - -
RS Stock No. 184-6800
BrandRS PRO
MYR16.01
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Crepe Paper Rubber Resin 38mm 50m - 0.11mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 184-6799
BrandRS PRO
MYR18.04
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Crepe Paper Rubber Resin 12mm 50m - 0.11mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 436-2784
Mfr. Part No.51408-00009-00
BrandTesa
MYR318.31
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Kapton Silicone 25mm 33m 51408 0.07mm Orange - - -
RS Stock No. 513-569
Mfr. Part No.04323-00008-00
BrandTesa
MYR9.13
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Paper Rubber 25mm 50m 4323 0.13mm Beige - - -
RS Stock No. 468-459
Mfr. Part No.HFL1200-3
BrandHi-Bond
MYR12.70
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PVC Rubber 3mm 66m HFL1200-3 0.11mm Green - - -
RS Stock No. 914-8182
Mfr. Part No.AT6103
MYR26.02
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PE Acrylic 50mm 33m AT6103 0.11mm Clear - - -
RS Stock No. 787-3230
Mfr. Part No.2120E 50mm x 50M
Brand3M
MYR14.07
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Paper Rubber 50mm 50m SCOTCH 2120E 0.13mm White - - -