Similar to people who are passionate about duct tape, many people have an affinity for their favorite masking tape as well. Masking tape is a type of adhesive paper. The adhesive part ensures the tape securely connects to most surfaces and the paper-like material makes it relatively easy to tear to the perfect length.
Though masking tape has endless uses, it is primarily used to protect designated areas from a newly-applied paint. Painter’s tape can also help create crisp paint edges and creative paint designs, regardless of whether you’re using a paint roller or a paint brush.
Green and blue tape are the most popular painting tape colors used. These colors tend to stand out and, when the paint has dried, help you locate all of the tape that needs to be removed. For inspiration and to learn more about paint preparation, check out our paint tips and advice section or visit your local Ace.