Why should you use painter's tape or masking tape?

If you are going to paint your windows, window frames, doors or walls and you want to achieve a smooth endresult as possible without having to include certain parts, then the use of a good painter's tape is recommended.

A good masking tape:  

  • adheres well
  • Gives a clean line
  • is easy to remove again.

Sometimes it can be that you need a painter's tape that does not stick so well to a vulnerable surface, such as wallpaper for example. There is a special tape for every application.


Which masking tape do you need exactly?

There are therefore different types of tape that you can use for your painting job. We would like to give you an overview of our types of painter's tape below and what you can best use them for.


DPF Masking tape crepe

DPF Masking tape crepe is a masking tape that is best known. This tape normally has a white/creamy colour. The tape is easy to tear and simple to use. It is a good masking tape for your window. In addition to a window, this is also a good masking tape for your floor. It is an ideal masking tape for your flooring as it provides good adhesion and excellent protection of the flooring against paint splashes. This masking tape is easy to remove.


DPF Washi tape Gold

Better known as Gold masking tape.

This maskingtape is the best choice for creating sharp paint edges on windows and other

substrates. Using this tape you can make tight lines and there is no glue residue left on the surface. It is possible to leave this tape in place for approximately 3 to 6 months. However, it is strongly recommended that you remove the masking tape quickly when you have finished painting.


DPF Masking tape Lilac

This is a purple masking tape which is very suitable for the masking of vulnerable surfaces. It is a good masking tape for wallpaper or a freshly painted surface. This masking tape is very suitable for creating sharp edges and for precision work in painting.

Masking film and masking tape

Masking film combined with masking tape is also very common and is often used for large paint jobs. This is masking tape with a slightly static film attached to it. By applying the masking tape, you can easily cover an entire wall with the static film and start your paint job. On our website, you will find a suitable masking film with masking tape for every masking job.


How to apply and remove masking tape?

Masking tape is best applied by holding the tape taut and maintaining a straight line. Careful masking produces a tight paint job. Removing masking tape from the substrate is best done when the paint is still wet. It is then best to carefully pull the tape off at an angle of 30-45 degrees.

Did you use the tape as masking tape for wallpaper? For best results, remove the masking tape immediately after painting.


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