tesa® Professional 4438

The resistant surface protection tape can be used for up to 12 weeks outdoors for professional paint work and is the foundation for perfect results!

Product description

Our UV surface protection tape tesa® 4438 consists of a lightly crêped and waterproof paper base fitted with a special adhesive made from acrylate. This combination provides a high durability and temperature resistance. Due to the equally high UV resistance, it can be used for up to 12 weeks outdoors and removed without residue. Tape off once, paint several times: With our surface protection tape, professional painters work more efficiently, save time and lay the foundation for perfect paint work. tesa® 4438 is moreover suited for sensitive and rough surfaces as well, can be torn off by hand and be comfortably used while it also allows generating sharp paint edges.

Main features

  • For professional paint work
  • For façade renovations
  • Outdoor applications (up to 12 weeks)
  • Also suitable for sensitive and rough surfaces
  • Specially suited for adhesion on water-soluble acrylic paints

*The application of an adhesive tape on weathered surfaces may lead to residues during the de-masking. Therefore we strongly recommend a test application before.



Technical properties

Elongation at break

5 %

Type of adhesive



12 weeks

Tensile strength

33 N/cm

Total thickness

170 µm

Adhesion to steel

4 N/cm

Rating properties



Sharp color edge


Suitable for sensitive surfaces


Hand tearability


Suitable for rough surfaces


Paint anchorage


tesa® products prove their impressive quality day in, day out in demanding conditions and are regularly subjected to strict controls. All technical information and data above mentioned are provided to the best of our knowledge on the basis of our practical experience. They shall be considered as average values and are not appropriate for a specification. Therefore tesa SE can make no warranties, expressed or implied, including, but not limited to any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. The user is responsible for determining whether the tesa® product is fit for a particular purpose and suitable for the user’s method of application. If you are in any doubt, our technical staff will be glad to support you.

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