Masking

Masking Tapes For Painting Applications

Masking tape, also known as painter's tape, is essential for painting thanks to its ability to provide perfectly, sharp edges. Masking tapes are easy to use and removable without residue, even on the most delicate surfaces, both indoors and outdoors.



Masking Tapes

With long standing history as a tape manufacturer and supplier in the Australian and New Zealand market, tesa  has an extensive range of masking tapes, from those with different backing materials general purpose masking, wet painting, stencilling, stoving, spray painting, and sandblasting to high temperature masking tape for applications such as powder coating and printed circuit board manufacture - all offering ease of use and removal without residue.

Features of tesa Masking Tape

1. Type of backing: Generally, the nature of the application, the paint or coating system and temperature at which it dries or cures determines the required characteristics of the masking or painter's tape, such as the type of paper backing used e.g. creped, flatback or filmic, as well as the adhesive. Paper and filmic backing lend to a thin masking tape which is safe for walls or other delicate painted surfaces.

For some masking applications such as sandblasting, temperature resistance isn’t a prerequisite. In this case a strong, thick masking tape backing which is resistant to an abrasive under high pressure is vital; but the masking tapes must also be able to be removed cleanly, without leaving any residue or damaging the substrate it is masking..

2. Type of adhesives: Rubber adhesives are primarily used but when temperatures reach above 160°C a silicone adhesive is required.

For some masking applications such as sandblasting, temperature resistance isn’t a prerequisite. In this case a strong, thick backing which is resistant to an abrasive under high pressure is vital; but the masking tapes must also be able to be removed cleanly, without leaving any residue or damaging the substrate it is masking.

 

3. Ease of removal: For all masking applications with various backing and adhesive combinations, our masking tapes can be removed cleanly, without leaving any residue or damaging the substrate it is masking.

 

4. Dimensions: Our masking tapes is available in various dimensions for versatile applications, including standard 12mm, 25mm and 50mm masking tape, along with custom cut sizes from our Sydney converting centre.

 

Explore our comprehensive range of masking tapes - for domestic and industrial painting applications and find out which masking tape best suits your process and application. For enquiries and purchase, contact our tesa Australia and New Zealand team, or an authorised tesa distribution partner.

tesa Core Masking Product Range