Rated 1.9 out of 5Â by 17
Rated 1 out of 5Â by JedCaulkins Don't buy this. Ever.
I bought this in a moment of manifest misjudgment hoping to save a few bucks and will never, ever use it ever again. I have 5 rolls of a 6 roll pack left. I thought about returning it and may still, for store credit if they'll give me that, as I no longer have the receipt. I may still return it in the vain hope that HD may get the message that they need to stop dumbing down products to meet a price point. I had all my freshly (oil) painted brand spanking new kitchen cabinets to protect as I was going to spray the walls and ceiling. I started with this stuff and it would not stick to anything well enough to support its own weight much less a plastic or paper drop cloth or masking. Thankfully, I stopped using it on anything but a flat, smooth surface like stone countertops, and even there I couldn't have faith in it. This stuff is absolute garbage. if you buy it, you are getting what you deserve: a sub par virtually useless product good only for landfill. It couldn't be worse, really.
August 4, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Alexandra Does not stick at all!
Unlike more expensive tape it does not cut your hands, but it does not stay in place either. Quite useless.
August 5, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by DonJ Why did I buy this?
I've done a lot of painting, and had always used Scotch Blue. I had a large project so I picked this up instead...what a mistake. It doesn't stick to anything. I thought perhaps the area had dust, so I made sure to clean it...still no stick. I mean it stuck...but for about 5 minutes. The only use I could find was to cover the bulk of door frames or baseboards with it, then use Scotch Blue for the edge and to overlap/hold down this junk.
September 18, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by WinW Between No-Tack and Low-Tack It's Of Little Practical Use
If your painting prep is anything like mine you reach for the masking tape for more than masking glass. The blue and green tapes are nice because their low tack adhesive is less likely to damage drywall or other delicate surfaces -- and particularly after the tape's been on for a week.
Alas, this stuff seems to have taken "low-tack" to the boundary of "no-tack". It can't even wrap half way around 1" diameter finished hardwood bull nose without lifting off in a minute or two just from it's own stiffness!
It barely sticks to rosin paper. It's an ordeal if you have to tack down some walk paper on a hardwood floor. Heck, this particular masking tape hardly sticks to itself.
OK a really low tack tape could come in handy when you absolutely positively don't want to pull off a delicate substrate. So I tried it on a piece of toilet paper -- it was amazing that this product largely released from the delicate toilet paper.
But, in the real world the tape has to hold an edge, support some builder's paper to skirt off an area, and faithfully mask off an edge to get a neat color edge. This stuff did none of the above.
Latex paint wicked under this stuff on semigloss painted wallboard to give a horrid fuzzy paint edge.
If you carefully and vigorously burnish the tape down it does seem to stick better. But here again who has the time to burnish masking tape just to get it to stick?
Perhaps it takes a day or so for the adhesive to "set" or something like that. Frankly, I didn't have the time to wait around on the odd chance that the masking tape bond would improve with age.
The bottom line is that unless you have a very specific task that would benefit from an exceptionally low tack tape you would be well served to pass this product up. It is hard to see this tape having much use for routine preparations for painting.
August 1, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by none not a very good product
does not stick to very well to any type of surface. Does not compare to other brands,
September 23, 2014