Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 206
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MaxR expensive but high quality
This tape works extremely well and is easy to lift back off of surfaces. Relatively flexible even for 1 1/2" wide. However, the price for a roll by itself borders on robbery at $8 a roll. I would have given 5 stars if not for the ridiculously high price.
August 17, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by RT Did not stick to wall
I recently painted my kitchen, using the 1.41" "ScotchBlue Delicate Surface Painter's Tape.
The ScotchBlue tape barely stuck to the wall, leaving many gaps - even though I carefully smoothed the edge. It did not appear to adhere well, even though the surface was painted with a satin gloss paint. As I painted, I had to repeatedly smooth the tape's edge so that I would not overpaint and mar the surface covered.
March 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TrainGuy Great of Hobbies
I have tried many different kinds of masking tape and the Scotch-Blue Delicate Surface Painters Tape is the best I've ever used. I am a Model Railroader and use an airbrush for painting my locomotives and rolling stock and have always had problems with edge bleeding until I tried Scotch-Blue. I've been using it for about a month without a single problem. It needs minimal pressure to adhere and I've never had any bleeding or paint lifting. I have use it for 1/32" pin striping with absolutely no pleading.
I'm a 50 year Model Railroader and have been using an airbrush for over 30 years. Simply the best masking tape I've ever used.
November 2, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by TiredPaintingMom took finish off my laminate cabinet ends.
While there was no bleed through of paint, when I removed this tape, it stripped the surface off my laminate panels at the end of my cabinets. I wish I had used no tape or just a bunch of post it notes.
Do not use this product on delicate surfaces. It seems either people love or hate it. Obviously there is some kind of quality control issue in the amount of adhesive on this tape.
I am not posting reviews of this product in order to receive any kind of financial gain, only because I specifically bought it because I needed something for a delicate surface and I created work and aggrevation and an ugly kitchen for myself, and I want to save others that hassle!
June 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PPSSJC Great Tape
I think this tape is GREAT !! I bought the tape while in the store & then came home to check the reviews. I was afraid to try it after I read all the bad reviews until I read the review about using your head. I painted my dining room in the afternoon, and did the trim the next morming about 18 hours later.I first tried it in a spot that would be hidden and it worked well. Then I used it for the rest of the room. I taped off one wall, painted it, and then removed the tape right away. I had NO PROBLEMS at all with this tape. Next week I will use it for my living room. I did not give the paint time to dry on the tape.
April 29, 2011
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by joepotterhomepainting Good but could be better
I'm a painter. I use TONS of tape and find that 2080L is NOT good on paper of veneer laminates as it is recommended for. USE caution if you use this tape on these kinds of surfaces. Problems is - all the other types act the same way on these surfaces. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
September 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Matt Works better than Frog tape
I have used green Frog tape for some time to get crisp clean lines around a room. I prefer to tape everything if I am painting fresh drywall. Considering the time for three coats (one primer, two paint) it saves tons of time over cutting in by hand. (paint/primer in one can is a whole different topic!) I tried the delicate (yellow) Frog tape and it was terrible. Would not stick very well until I had at least the primer on to seal it down. So, I went out and bought 3M Blue tape with orange label. This tape worked awesome for me. It never allowed bleed through. I always make sure I have it down using a putty knife or my pinky finger. Pulls off cleanly and leaves a straight line. Yes sometimes a little of the wall paint did come with it, but that is easy to deal with and expected when sticking tape to it one day after application. I'm not a dummy and expect it to be perfect one day later. If you want no peel off, wait a week for the wall paint to 'cure' more. Paint needs about 30 days to dry completely on a molecular level. Bonus is, this tape is less expensive than the Frog tape! I am sold. Thanks for making a great product. 3M knows adhesives.
July 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Thepainter Works for me!
After reading too many reviews that said this didn't work and seeking something other than free handing it (I stink at that...tried it), I decided that I would take what others had done with this product to make it work.
Sooooo, knowing that my prep skills were good (painted a good zinsser primer over oil based paint to get good adhesion of the latex paint), I went for it. The primer was at least a few days dried.
1. The tape was laid down with the intention that painting of all coats would be done in a day or two at most so I could peel it up quickly (don't leave it on for longer than necessary).
2. The tape was burnish well just before I painted an area (rubbed well to adhere).
3. The first paint I put down (just over the tape on the side with the tape and extending just 1/4 or so beyond the tape was the exact same color as the tape was sticking to. This would SEAL off any bleed
through that I might have missed with burnishing.
4. When that was dried I went for two coats of my paint. I did not glop it on; i was conservative because I knew a second coat was coming and I wanted as little bleed through as possible.
5. The tape was peeled up within a couple of days with just a spot here and there that required touch up. I peeled the tape back on itself to prevent any paint removal (worked like a charm)...NO PAINT
January 15, 2015