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Are masking tape and painter's tape

the same thing?

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:13 PM on Apr. 11, 2011 in Home & Garden

Answers (12)
  • no. painters tape has a milder adhesive to come off more easily

    Answer by momofone725 at 10:14 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • No. Masking tape has more permanant glue . . . it is really hard to peel off. Painter's tape will go on and come off easier . . .and it also is thicker, so the paint will not bleed through.

    Answer by ImaginationMama at 10:15 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • Painters tape is designed to peel off without taking off paint or harming surfaces.

    Answer by vbruno at 10:15 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • I agree with other posters but wanted to add- usually painter's tape is BLUE and masking is TAUPE. I have used them interchangeable when I ran out of painter's tape. I never leave it on more than 24 hours-48 hours and haven't had issued taking it off.

    Answer by txdaniella at 10:17 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • no way..........

    Answer by damionsmommy2 at 10:26 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • No. If you plan on having the tape up for a long time use masking tape. If it will only be up to paint then you are taking it off use painters tape.

    Answer by ABusyBee at 10:27 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • Just as the others said, no, it is not the same. Painter's tape is definitely not as sticky. And it is usually blue (I've only ever seen it in blue). Plus painter's tape is only sticky on about half of the surface so that one end sticks and the other doesn't. Not really sure why it's so much.

    Answer by AllAboutKeeley at 10:30 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • No but I would suggest the new Frog tape that is also a painter's tape but not blue. It is green and truly does come off cleaner than the painter's tape.

    Answer by Peajewel at 10:30 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • No- Painters tape comes in varying widths and is supper easy to and remove-

    Answer by Sisteract at 10:37 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • No. Masking tape will still take up paint.

    Answer by _Tam_ at 10:50 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

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