Construction tape, also known as contractor or painter’s tape, is a pressure-sensitive adhesive tape with strong adhesive properties.
Construction tape comes in a variety of sizes and can be used for several different tasks. Here are different ways that you can use construction paper to get the most out of it:
- MARK OUT LANES FOR SPORTING EVENTS
Construction tape is the best option for this purpose due to its durability and ability to last through any weather conditions. Regular masking tape does not have the strength to mark outlines on turf or concrete, but construction tape can be pulled off without leaving any adhesive residue (which would need to be cleaned up later).
- PROTECT SINKS AND BATHTUBS FROM PAINT
Painting is easier when you use a drop cloth; however, this often causes problems during clean-up using traditional painter’s tape. This adhesive stays sticky until it comes into contact with paint, which means that it will forever stick to your porous surfaces no matter how many times you try to remove it. You can avoid this hassle by using construction tape instead. Since it does not leave any residue, you don’t have to worry about pulling paint up along with the adhesive later on.
- LABEL BOXES AND BAGS
When you use paper or masking tape for labeling, it can tear or fall off easily if your package takes a beating throughout its journey, especially if the label is made out of anything other than sturdy cardboard. Construction tape has increased durability because it’s designed to be applied in outdoor settings where shifting weather conditions could easily rip paper labels away from their designated locations. This type of tape will stay stuck through rain, humidity, heat, and more so that your boxes arrive at their destinations unharmed.
- KEEP FURNITURE LEGS IN PLACE
You may not realize this, but all of the little bumps and grooves on your wooden furniture are designed to make it easier to move around. Unfortunately, these also mean that they can shift easily if someone bumps them the wrong way (often). You can keep these moving parts in check by placing construction tape at the bottom of each leg. The adhesive won’t damage any surfaces or leave residue behind, and you’ll be able to move your furniture with ease.
- PREVENT PAINT TRANSFER DURING THE PAINTING
Painting is a messy business; even when you use a drop cloth, spills happen all the time. Some color will inevitably get onto whatever surface surrounds your project area (walls, floors, furniture, etc.). This transfer can be prevented by applying construction tape around the edges of your workspace before you start. Once the paint dries, you’ll be able to peel off this tape and reveal perfect boundaries between different colors.
- KEEP CARPETS CLEAN DURING PAINTING PROJECTS
When using heavy machinery around the house, it’s almost impossible to avoid kicking up dust and dirt that settle into carpet fibers. Not only is this frustrating for people with allergies or other respiratory conditions, but it also makes cleaning projects more difficult than they need to be because just brushing away all that debris doesn’t guarantee that your carpets are free of stains. One way to get around this problem is by laying down construction tape before you start your project. If any paint spills, it will be absorbed by the tape instead of seeping into carpet fibers, where it can be difficult to remove.
Construction tape is a great alternative to masking and painters’ tape because it doesn’t leave any residue behind and can be reused time and time again. By using this type of tape instead, you’ll be able to avoid hassles that are associated with other types of adhesives.