Industrial Painting & Stucco
Professionals agree that there is no time for touch-ups, uneven lines or paint bleeding. This is why tapes that are easy to apply, strong enough to withstand the scraping of a trowel, and easy to remove without residue are essential. A wide range of products for demanding masking applications are also available for the industrial painting and powder coating market.
Masking tape covers many applications, including general purpose masking tape that protects surfaces against wet painting, stencilling, stoving and spray painting, to high temperature masking tapes for applications such as powder coating and printed circuit board manufacture - all offering ease of use and removal without residue.
Backing and adhesive material
Generally the nature of the application, the paint or coating system and temperature at which it dries or cures determines the required characteristics of a masking tape, such as the type of paper backing used e.g. creped, flatback or filmic, as well as the adhesive. Rubber adhesives are primarily used, but when temperatures reach above 160°C a silicone adhesive is required.
For some applications of masking tape such as sandblasting, temperature resistance isn’t a prerequisite. In this case a strong, thick backing which is resistant to an abrasive under high pressure is vital; but the masking tapes must also be able to be removed cleanly, without leaving residue or damaging the substrate it is masking.
Stucco tapes are designed to stick securely and tear easily for quick and efficient building prep before stucco application. Stucco tape is red to differentiate it from masking, painters, electrical, and duct tapes. They can be used on a variety of surfaces including wood, masonry, metals, vinyl, stucco, and painted surfaces. They are frequently used to protect door and window frames during construction. It can also be used as a masking material to protect against dust, debris, and overspray.
Product Benefits of Stucco Tape
Stucco tapes can be used both inside and outside. A good quality stucco tape is UV resistant. Uv resistance protects the surfaces beneath the tape from the harsh effects of sunlight in outdoor applications. This tape will hold up in both warm and cold temperatures.
Tapes also have a water-resistant backing. This is due to the fact that stucco tapes are made of polyethylene, which is a mixture of natural and synthetic rubbers. Because they are water resistant, they can be used in marine applications. Stucco tape is not only resistant to water, but also to most paints, polymers, acids, chemicals, solvents, and alkalis.
Stucco tape was created to adhere securely while also being easily removed. Stucco tapes are strong enough to hang poly plastic sheeting or window film while remaining gentle enough to remove in one piece. These tapes are made to stick to a variety of surfaces and to stay tight around curves and corners. The tape is simple to use and adheres firmly and securely. When removed, stucco tape will easily and cleanly lift off most surfaces in one piece without tearing. There is no damage to the surface or undesirable adhesive left behind after removal.