One of the most important things to do when embarking on any new project is to make sure that you have the right tools on hand. For many jobs, that means having painters tape on hand. Whether you are getting ready to paint or repaint your home’s interior, are planning to do a bit of touch-up work, have a construction project planned, or are embarking on any number of different DIY endeavors, chances are you’ll need some painters tape.
That’s quite a lot of praise for a few strips of tape.
However, it is praise that is more than justified. Painters tape is easily one of the most commonly called-for tools for DIY and maintenance jobs because of the many benefits it offers.
As indicated by that description, painters tape is incredibly versatile. It can be used for a wide range of different tasks, including construction, painting, and renovation work.
Painters tape is great at sectioning things off. If you are looking to do some construction, it can be great for indicating different areas of the project to both yourself and your crew. As the saying goes, mark twice, measure once – and most serious construction and painting professionals “mark” with painters tape.
Painters tape can also act as a protective material. If you are painting kitchen cabinets or doors, for example, you will want to make sure that you only paint the areas you are targeting. You don’t want errant paint splatters to get on the trim. Adding painters tape to cover these areas allows you to paint freely without fear of this occurring.
What’s more, painters tape is easy to use. All you have to do is tear a strip off and put it where it is needed. Painters tape is low maintenance and does not peel easily. It is thus one of the easiest and most dependable tools in any painter’s or construction worker’s arsenal. Not only is it easy to use, but when used to protect against paint splatters, it can also be a huge time saver by preventing you from having to touch up those areas again.
What’s more, painters tape does not leave any residue. That makes it incredibly easy to put down, peel off, and apply again.
It is fair to say that painting a space as big as your home can be quite an expensive endeavor. Even if you aren’t taking on a task as big as that and are simply painting some doors or cabinets, the cost of paint and supplies can still start to add up.
You want to cut costs somewhere, but you certainly don’t want to cut corners so far as the quality of your paint job is concerned.
That’s why painters tape is one of the great unsung heroes of the painting world. It does all of the things listed above without costing much. What’s more, as demonstrated, it can be a huge time saver, and time is money.
All these factors make painters tape a great and vital tool for domestic and commercial painters of all stripes.
Marc Poulos began his real estate and financial services career, but he soon realized that his true passion was beautifying homes. He started working with various small craftsman shops before serving an apprenticeship with the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Chicago. His commitment to excellence won him Top Apprentice from Washburne trade school in Chicago – the country’s premier school of its kind.