Masking Tapes

Masking tapes are used for temporarily shielding areas that you want to protect during a variety of preparation or finishing processes. Masking tapes use a lower strength adhesive on the tape face allowing you to remove the tape after use with minimal effort whilst leaving no tape residue on the surface.

What kind of masking tape do I need?
Tapes come in a range of materials from most commonly used paper backing to polyester, PVC and even aluminium foil. The variety in masking material will provide different protection depending on the work or process being carried out. Along with a choice in tape backing material, a range of adhesive materials such as acrylic, rubber and silicone are available to suit each masking application.

Available in different colours, widths and lengths, masking tapes can be used during painting both with a brush or roller as well as spray painting. Tapes can also be used while preparing a piece for painting or coating and is easy to tear, apply and remove.

Masking tape’s adhesive determines where the tape is best applied:
• Rubber-based adhesive material generally delivers the best adhesion but has the lowest temperature resistance.
• Acrylic-based adhesive material can be used at a wide temperature range.
• Silicone-based adhesive material can be used at the highest temperature range.

Speciality tapes
There is a range of speciality masking tapes suitable for more specific applications. These tapes usually boast particular qualities that enable them to work in more extreme environments. Heat resistant foil masking tapes can be suitable for use in hot zones as well as being used in conjunction with a flame.

Other higher strength tapes use stronger, thicker backing material that can be subjected to abrasives such as sandblasting.

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Description Price Backing Material Adhesive Material Width Length Model Number Thickness Colour
RS Stock No. 787-3230
Mfr. Part No.2120E 50mm x 50M
Brand3M
£1.95
Each
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Paper Rubber 50mm 50m 2120E 0.13mm White
RS Stock No. 727-1290
Mfr. Part No.101E
Brand3M
£1.35
Each
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Paper Rubber 24mm 50m 101E 0.14mm Beige
RS Stock No. 787-3237
Mfr. Part No.2120E 25mm x 50M
Brand3M
£1.00
Each
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Paper Rubber 25mm 50m 2120E 0.13mm White
RS Stock No. 864-0873
Mfr. Part No.209025
Brand3M
£3.98
Each
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Paper Acrylic 24mm 55m 2090 0.13mm Blue
RS Stock No. 787-3234
Mfr. Part No.101E 50MMX50M
Brand3M
£2.14
Each
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Paper Rubber 48mm 55m 101E 0.14mm Beige
RS Stock No. 727-1319
Mfr. Part No.244
Brand3M
£4.10
Each
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Paper Acrylic 18mm 50m 244 0.08mm Gold
RS Stock No. 727-1296
Mfr. Part No.101E 19MMX50M
Brand3M
£0.79
Each
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Paper Rubber 18mm 50m 101E 0.14mm Beige
RS Stock No. 279-5075
Mfr. Part No.201E 100mmx50m
Brand3M
£6.02
Each
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Paper Rubber 100mm 50m 201E 0.14mm Beige
RS Stock No. 903-1426
Mfr. Part No.UU001607066
Brand3M
£1.48
Each
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Paper Rubber 36mm 50m 101E 0.13mm Beige
RS Stock No. 124-0913
Mfr. Part No.101E36
Brand3M
£2.14
Each
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Paper Rubber 36mm 55m 101E 0.13mm Tan
RS Stock No. 458-7141
Mfr. Part No.8902 25MMX66M
Brand3M
£28.19
Each
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PET Silicone 25mm 66m 8902 0.08mm Blue
RS Stock No. 175-7757
Mfr. Part No.301E 50MX50MM
Brand3M
£5.79
Each (In a Pack of 2)
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Paper Rubber 50mm 50m 2364 0.16mm Beige
RS Stock No. 279-5069
Mfr. Part No.201E 48 mmx 50m
Brand3M
£3.99
Each
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Paper Rubber 48mm 50m 201E 0.14mm Beige
RS Stock No. 498-1032
Mfr. Part No.820 SECURE TAPE
Brand3M
£21.19
Each
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Vinyl Acrylic 35mm 33m 820 0.07mm Blue
RS Stock No. 279-5053
Mfr. Part No.201E 24mmx 50m
Brand3M
£1.98
Each
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Paper Rubber 24mm 50m 201E 0.14mm Beige
RS Stock No. 864-0877
Mfr. Part No.209019
Brand3M
£3.35
Each
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Paper Acrylic 18mm 55m 2090 0.13mm Blue
RS Stock No. 787-3243
Mfr. Part No.244 50mm x 50M
Brand3M
£9.80
Each
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Paper Acrylic 48mm 50m 244 0.09mm Gold
RS Stock No. 611-3152
Mfr. Part No.20945
Brand3M
£3.34
Each
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Paper Rubber 18mm 50m 2836 0.17mm Beige
RS Stock No. 625-4411
Mfr. Part No.20945
Brand3M
£4.26
Each
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Paper Rubber 25mm 50m 2836 0.17mm Beige
RS Stock No. 787-3246
Mfr. Part No.218 6,3mm x 55M
Brand3M
£8.43
Each
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PP Rubber 6.4mm 55m 2018 0.13mm Green