Masking Tapes For Industrial & Home Painting Applications

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

What is masking tape used for?

Masking tape covers many applications, including general purpose masking tape that protects surfaces against wet painting, stencilling, stoving and spray painting, to high temperature masking tapes for applications such as powder coating and printed circuit board manufacture - all offering ease of use and removal without residue.

tesa Singapore offers masking tape for the above uses, including the high-strength sandblasting masking tapes, that hold strong during sand-blasting applications and can be easily removed afterwards. 

Characteristics of masking tape

Masking tape sizes (width): 

  • 25mm
  • 30mm
  • 48mm
  • Customizable on demand


Masking tape colour:

Black, grey, brown, green, red, cream, transparent, translucent, etc.


Backing and adhesive material:

Generally the nature of the application, the paint or coating system and temperature at which it dries or cures determines the required characteristics of a masking 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 applications of masking tape 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 residue or damaging the substrate it is masking.

Explore various types of masking tapes by tesa Singapore that best suits your process or application.