Masking tape isn’t a commodity item. For one thing, there’s a big general difference between quality tapes and bargain-bin specials. For another, there are different tape types depending upon the job at hand. We did the grunt work on three different types from Scotch.
The Mask: This tape provides ultraviolet stability and adhesive transfer resistance for up to seven days. The crepe-paper backing lets the tape easily conform to curves. It comes in a roll of 60 yards.
The Release: Don’t employ this one as a border if you’re using a mechanical buffer, because it doesn’t have the tack strength to hold.
$5.79 for 3/4-inch-wide roll; 3m.com