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.
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.
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.
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.