Low Tack Tape

Low Tack Masking tape is a common product found on shelves of hardware stores.

Have you ever wondered what makes it different to regular masking tape?

Tack is a term that measures how quickly an adhesive bond is formed. The bond being when two surfaces are brought together. The more force needed to separate the two the higher the tack.

Low Tack Tape, also called Sensitive Tape or Delicate Tape, is less aggressive on surfaces. Low Tack Tape can be repositioned and is more sensitive to surfaces. 

When painting and decorating, it is always important to pay attention to how long the tape has been left in place. Masking tape should be removed before the paint is too dry as, if left too long, it can lift and break the paint leaving cracks and jagged edges.