Tape Varieties and Uses
When using adhesive tape, it's important to choose a product that's appropriate for the job at hand. This guide will make choosing the right tape for any job an easy task.
Packing tape is good for sealing cardboard boxes. A tape gun eliminates the frustration of trying to find the end of the roll, and its teeth help cut the tape with ease.
Double-stick tape (also called carpet tape) has adhesive on both sides and is useful for laying carpet or constructing jigs. To use double-stick tape, apply the sticky side to the work piece. Remove the protective top layer from the tape, and place the second work piece on top of the tape.
Masking tape is good for small jobs, but it often leaves a messy residue on the surface and can damage it when removed. To protect the surface, use painters' tape instead of masking tape. Painter's tape is more durable and leaves no residue, and it won't peel paint from a surface when it's removed.
Electrical/vinyl tape comes in various colors, which are handy for color-coding wires. It does not conduct electricity. When using this type of tape to repair or join wires, pull the tape tightly around the wires to seal the gap.
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