When it comes to the finishing touches, the masking tape you choose is essential because using the wrong type or incorrect use can result in paint bleeding or even the removal of paint underneath. Therefore, it’s worth browsing through our recommendations to find a tape that best suits your painting requirements and helps you achieve clean, straight lines.
To assist you in selecting a suitable masking tape, our handpicked selection lists top-performing tapes, chosen based on our first-hand experience masking multiple surfaces. Our testing and up-to-date research further ensure the quality of our recommendations.
Our Top Picks At A Glance:
How The DIY Works Team Tests & Rates Masking Tapes
Whether we are carrying out touch-ups or painting an entire room, we’ve tried and tested a variety of masking tapes over the years. This is because it’s an essential tool for any painting project and without it, it can result in hours of removing paint from unintended surfaces. Although there is plenty of cheap tape for masking paint available, you’ll always regret using it because it can often ruin the finished result once peeled away.
To keep up our commitment to reviewing and testing the latest masking tape (for this article), we are continually testing the latest offerings from top brands in the UK. As shown in the photos below, we recently put some of our best-rated recommendations to the test.
Below is a video that we posted on our YouTube channel that shows the removal of the masking tape that we were testing. As stated in the instructions, we removed this particular tape within 24 hours and the removal was very satisfying to do as you’ll see in the video.
As well as testing and our experience of using a variety of tapes for painting, we also based our recommendations on the latest research and several factors. Some of the factors that we took into consideration included the compatible surfaces, widths and lengths available, adhesion, duration it can be applied and value for money.