What’s the difference between ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape and Scotch® Masking Tape?

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The most noticeable difference is the color. Most Scotch® Masking Tapes are beige in color and ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tapes are usually blue, although they are available in other colors as well. Masking tapes use a rubber-based adhesive that is not UV resistant, and cannot be left on a surface for extended periods of time. Masking tape is ideal for use on non-damageable surfaces, such as unfinished wood, brick, concrete and carpet. Painter’s tapes use an acrylic adhesive that provides UV resistance and allows a longer masking time. That makes ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape ideal for use on glass in direct sunlight – the adhesive will not transfer to the glass. ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape for Multi-Surfaces is safe for use on multiple surfaces, and ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape for Delicate Surfaces is specifically designed for delicate surfaces such as wallpaper, wood floors and freshly painted surfaces (less than 30 days old). Painter’s tapes are generally recommended for use in most ... more
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