Masking Tapes For Painting Applications

Masking Tapes For 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 reside, even on the most delicate surfaces both indoors and outdoors.



Masking Tapes

tesa has an extensive range of masking tapes which cover many applications including general purpose masking, 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 offer high-strength sandblasting masking tapes, that hold strong during sandblasting applications and can easily be removed afterwards.


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 our comprehensive range of masking tapes for painting and sandblasting applications, and find our which masking tape, or painters' tape, best suits your process or application.