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Many of us use masking tape quite frequently but have you ever wondered about its history? Invented by 3M employee Richard Drew, masking tape came about after Drew noticed auto-body workers frustration when trying to remove butcher paper taped to cars they were painting. According to Wikipedia, the strong adhesive on the tape was making the just-applied paint peel off the cars. The damage to the cars was increasing their costs as they needed to fix them. Drew saw the need for a milder adhesive tape and in 1925 came up with his masking tape invention.

Also known as sticky tape, masking tape is available in a variety of widths. This pressure-sensitive tape is thin, easy to tear, removable, and user-friendly. It will not leave a sticky residue nor damage most surfaces it adheres to, and is therefore, a popular choice among households as well as in commercial and industrial settings. Great for bundling, holding and sealing, this utility-purpose adhesive masking tape is strong yet repositionable. With crepe paper on one side and adhesive on the other, masking tape can even be written on unlike traditional transparent tape or packing tape.

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Does Masking Tape Work as Painter’s Tape?

Painter’s tape can be a little pricey so homeowners who prefer to do their own painting to save money may opt for masking tape in lieu of painter’s tape to save even more money. While you certainly can use masking tape there are some disadvantages you should be aware of to determine if the lower price outweighs the drawbacks.

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Obviously at first glance, there are more disadvantages to using masking tape instead of painter’s tape. However, if saving money takes priority it just takes a few extra steps to make sure masking tape is an effective tool for use in painting.

What Can Masking Tape Be Used For?

Many homeowners have a roll of masking tape in the garage, toolbox or a junk drawer. We all know it is a versatile product that can be used for covering up areas when painting, but the folks at Reader’s Digest came up with a few other uses for masking tape. So go dig that roll of tape out of your drawer or garage because masking tape isn’t just for painting anymore!

Label Food & School Supplies
Why spend money on a fancy label machine when masking tape can get the job done at a fraction of the cost? Use it to mark food containers, sandwich bags and freezer bags before putting them in the freezer or refrigerator. You can also use it to mark kids’ items and supplies that tend to disappear easily and frequently, like lunchboxes, school books, coats and more.

Make a Road for Toy Cars
Masking tape is great for creating a highway for your child’s toy cars. Use as much tape as you want to create a simple street or an elaborate highway for your child to guide their toy cars along. It’s not just fun; it will also help them with their fine motor skills.

Reuse Vacuum Cleaner Bags
If you’re trying to save money or just right in the middle of vacuuming when you notice the bag is full, masking tape will allow you to use that vacuum cleaner bag twice. Instead of tossing the bag in the trash can, cut a slit down the middle of the back to empty it. After it’s been emptied, hold the edges together, fold them closed and seal them with masking tape. Just be careful not to overfill it when using it for a second time.
 
Hang Party Decorations
Masking tape won’t leave behind residue like transparent tape does, so it’s great for hanging party decorations like balloons and streamers. Just be sure to remove the tape within a day or two, otherwise it could take some paint off the wall when you remove it.

Fix a Broken Umbrella
We’ve all been caught in one of those windstorms that turn your umbrella inside out and sometimes the umbrella does not get out unscathed. If your umbrella breaks, don’t be so quick to toss it in the trash can. A piece of masking tape and a length of wire from a coat hanger can be fashioned into a splint so you can still use the umbrella.

Keep Paint Cans Neat
Masking tape can be used to cover the rim of a paint can to keep paint from filling in the groove at the top.

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Universal General-Purpose Masking Tape, 24 mm x 54.8 m, 36 Rolls (UVS 51301)

General-Purpose Masking Tape, 24 Rolls per Carton, 2in (48 mm) Width (UVS 51302)

Scotch General Purpose Masking Tape 234, 1.88" x 60 yds, 3" Core, Tan (MMM2342)

Scotch General Purpose Masking Tape 234, .70" x 60 yds, 3" Core (MMM23434)

Highland Economy Masking Tape, 2" x 60 yards, 3" Core, Cream (MMM260048A)

Scotch Masking Tape, 1" x 60 yards, 3" Core, 1 Roll (MMM2021BULK)

Scotch High Performance Masking Tape, .70" x 60 yards, 3" Core (MMM23234)

Scotch ScotchBlue Painter's Tape, .94" x 60 yards, 1 Roll (MMM209024A)

Highland Economy Masking Tape, 1" x 60 yards, 3" Core, Cream (MMM260024A)

Highland Economy Masking Tape, 3/4" x 60 yards, 3" Core, Cream (MMM260018A)

Scotch General Purpose Masking Tape 234, .94" x 60 yds, 3" Core (MMM2341)

Scotch General Purpose Masking Tape, 1-1/2" x 60 yards, 3" Core (MMM234112)

Scotch High Performance Masking Tape, 1.88" x 60 yards, 3" Core, Tan (MMM2322)

Universal General Purpose Masking Tape, 2" x 60 yds, 3" Core, 2/Pack (UNV51302)

Universal General Purpose Masking Tape, 3/4" x 60 yards, 6 Rolls (UNV51334)

Universal General Purpose Masking Tape, 1" x 60 yds, 3" Core, 3/Pack (UNV51301)

Duck FROGTAPE Painting Tape, .94" x 45 yards, 3" Core, Green (DUC1396748)

Scotch High Performance Masking Tape, .94" x 60 yards, 3" Core (MMM2321)

Scotch High Performance Masking Tape, .47" x 60 yards, 3" Core (MMM23212)

Scotch General Purpose Masking Tape 234, .47" x 60 yds, 3" Core, (MMM23412)

Shurtape Utility Grade Masking Tape, 1" x 60yd, Crepe (SHUCP831)

Shurtape Utility Grade Masking Tape, 2" x 60yd, Crepe (SHUCP832)

Shurtape Utility Grade Masking Tape, 3/4" x 60yds, Crepe, Each (SHUCP8334)

Tesa General Purpose Masking Tape, 3" x 60yd, Crepe, 12 Rolls (TSA501240000000)

Tesa General Purpose Masking Tape, 2" x 60yd, 24 Rolls per Case(TSA501240000100)

Tesa General Purpose Masking Tape, 3/4" x 60yd, Crepe (TSA501240000400)

Business Source Masking Tape, 3" Core, 3/4"x60 Yards, Natural Kraft (BSN16460)

Business Source Masking Tape, 3" Core, 1"x60 Yards, Natural Kraft (BSN16461)

Business Source Masking Tape, 3" Core, 2"x60 Yards, Natural Kraft (BSN16462)

Sparco Economy Masking Tape, 3" Core, 1/2"x60 Yds, Natural Kraft (SPR64000)

Sparco Economy Masking Tape, 3" Core, 3/4"x60 Yds, Natural Kraft (SPR64001)

Sparco Economy Masking Tape, 3" Core, 1"x60 Yds, Natural Kraft (SPR64002)

Sparco Economy Masking Tape, 3" Core, 2"x60 Yds, Natural Kraft (SPR64003)

Scotch Moving & Storage Tape Premium Thickness, 3" Core, 3 Rolls (MMM3631543)

Scotch Moving & Storage Tape Premium Thickness, 8/Pack (MMM3631548)

Scotch Premium Moving & Storage Tape, 54.6 yds, 36/Carton (MMM363154CS36)

Universal Masking Tape, 24 mm x 54.8 m, 3" Core, 36/Carton (UNV51301CT)

Universal General Purpose Masking Tape, 2"x60yd, 3" Core, 12 Rolls (UNV51302CT)

Universal Premium Blue Masking Tape, 3/4" x 60 yd Roll, Blue, 2/Pk (UNVPT14019)

Universal Premium Blue Masking Tape, 1" x 60 yd Roll, Blue, 2/Pack (UNVPT14025)

Universal Premium Blue Masking Tape, 2" x 60 yd Roll, Blue, 2/Pack (UNVPT14049)

Duck Color Masking Tape, .94" x 60 yds, Blue, 1 Roll (DUC240569)

Duck Color Masking Tape, .94" x 60 yds, Yellow, 1 Roll (DUC240570)

Duck Color Masking Tape, .94" x 60 yds, Red, 1 Roll (DUC240571)

Duck General Purpose Color Masking Tape, .94" x 60 yds, Green (DUC240572)

Duck General Purpose Color Masking Tape, .94" x 60 yds, White (DUC240573)

Duck General Purpose Color Masking Tape, .94" x 60 yds, Black (DUC240574)

Scotch Masking Tape, 1" x 60 yards, 3" Core, Blue, 6 Rolls (MMM209024EVP)

Scotch Masking Tape, 2" x 60 yards, 3" Core, Blue, 3 Rolls (MMM209048EVP)

Universal Correction Tape Dispenser, Non-Refillable, 10 Dispensers (UNV75616)

Business Source Painters Tape, Multisurface, 2"x60 Yards, Blue, 2/PK (BSN64016)

SKILCRAFT Flat Paper Back Masking Tape, Type II, Lusterless, 1 Roll (NSN2666694)

SKILCRAFT Masking Tape, General-Purpose, Type I, 2"x60 Yds, Beige (NSN2666710)

SKILCRAFT General Purpose Tape, Type III, 6.1mil, 2"x60" Yds,24/RL,KFT (NSN2902026)

SKILCRAFT Painters Tape Roll, Crepe Backing, Blue, 1 Roll (NSN5314863)

Business Source Masking Tape, 3" Core, 2"x60 Yds, 6 Rolls (BSN16462PK)

Business Source Masking Tape, 3" Core, 3/4"x60 Yards, 6 Rolls (BSN16460BD)

Business Source Transparent Tape, 1" Core, 3/4"x1296", 12 Rolls (BSN32949PK)

Business Source Invisible Tape Refill Roll, 1" Core, 12 Rolls (BSN32952BX)