Great for accent walls, decorative stripes or patterns
Designed for use on delicate surfaces
Edge-LockTechnology seals out paint to deliver sharp paint lines
out of 1,115 reviews
72% recommend this product
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May 3, 2021
New look but same great tape!
I routinely purchase this 3M/Scotch brand delicate surface tape from Home Depot to use for all sorts of painting and other projects. Having used generic and Frog brand painting tapes in the past with terrible results, I don't even bother looking at other brands of tapes and instead head straight for the trusted 3M branded rolls. The delicate surface tape is designed for making very sharp paint lines on surfaces that may be damaged by using regular masking tape or the regular 3M blue painters tape. However, instead of having multiple rolls for multiple reasons, I have found no reason at all to use anything other than this model 2080 tape for all of my projects.
PACKAGING: Very basic, just a simple plastic wrapping. There isn't a lot of information printed on the roll of tape as this product is mostly understood how it's to be used.
QUALITY: 3M is a trusted name and generally is the 'cadillac' of whatever it is you are shopping for. The cost is usually a bit more but you do get what you pay for and I am happy to pay extra to get the quality I receive from this tape. Delicate surface or not, I take time and make sure it is adhered properly with sharp mitered corners where appropriate and then I ready for painting. One tip that will serve you well is to go around the perimeter of the tape with your brush and just barely wet the edge of it with paint. Do not goop a large amount of paint along the edges of this or any tape and expect it to hold the paint back. It won't. So take your time and barely wet it and then after about a half hour of dry time, you can come back and paint along it with the full amount of paint that's appropriate for your project. The reason you barely wet it the first time is so that you allow the paint to bond with the edge of the tape and not seep under it. This is how you get such crisp lines when you pull the tape off. Pull the tape off when appropriate (there are multiple helpful articles under the Info and Guides section of this webpage) and at the proper angle. If the paint begins to come off with the tape, there are ways to deal with that such as using a razor blade to cut the bond or consider not gooping up large amounts of paint up to and on top of the tape - or buy better quality paint.
RECOMMENDATION: Consider using the delicate surface tape for all of your projects in which you desire crisp paint lines. It is the thinnest of the painters tapes on the market, yet has great adhesion and release properties. It's well worth the extra cost to get a better result.
PRO's: Great adhesion, can be left on the surface for up to 60 days, comes in multiple widths, seals out paint if you 'prime' it first.
Con's: It is more costly than other tapes and depending on the surface, may not adhere as well as regular painters tape.
It was easy to put the tape on, getting it off without ripping the paint off of the walls was another story. I am going to have to go around and not only fix where the paint was pulled off but were the paint went underneath of the tape. I pressed to seal it, clearly it didn’t work. I definitely would not recommend this tape to anyone as you are going to spend more time fixing the issues that it creates than not. Walls were prepped and left to dry for 48 hours, The label said it had to be at least 24 hours.. Clearly it did not matter
Response from 3M Social CareApr 30, 2021
Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We would not expect this to happen with our Scotch Delicate Surface Painter's Tape and we would appreciate the opportunity to discuss this with you and gather further details. Please connect with our team at 1-800-494-3552 Mo-Fri 8am-4:30pm CT. Please reference the number 22944342 when you call.
Feb 15, 2021
Great Quality Easy to Use
Love this tape! We accidentally left a portion of the tape on after painting for a week and I was so worried it would peel off the paint. I gently removed it and it came off beautifully! This tape is easily removed but also easily applied - even readjustable if need be. Highly recommended.
1 person found this helpful
Nov 24, 2020
Pulled the Ceiling Paint Off
Painted part of my kitchen yesterday and when I pulled the tape off this morning I had a lot of paint from the ceiling pulled off by the tape. This is the delicate tape so I’m wondering about the roll of general tape (2005) I bought. Not happy!!
Response from Social CareNov 24, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We are sorry to hear you were unsatisfied with the product, and would love to gather some details about your experience. Please connect with our team at 1-800-494-3552 Mon-Fri 8am-5pm CT.
Customer review from scotchblue.com
Nov 15, 2020
One star, it peel my paint once removed...
One star, it peel my paint once removed
Response from 3M Social CareNov 16, 2020
Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave your review. Your experience is not what we would expect, and we would appreciate the opportunity to discuss this with you and gather further details. Please connect with our team at 1-800-494-3552 Mo-Fri 8am-5pm CT. Thanks again, and we look forward to your call.
Jul 21, 2020
Yes I received my package with my painters tape inside a different color burgundy Delicate Surface... but it still is 3M a good brand to buy when you need something to work.
The blue tape kept pulling off the paint. I normally...
The blue tape kept pulling off the paint. I normally did not have that problem but I assume the differences in the wall were the key. So, I accidentally saw this one on the shelf and said let me try it. It certainly did the trick. Pulled off easily without pulling the paint at all.
1 person found this helpful
Mar 16, 2020
Perfect on freshly painted walls
I used this on a freshly painted wall to add metallic vertical stripes. The tape sealed out excess paint and I was left with perfectly crisp lines all the way across, and no peeling.
Used on a bedroom remodel. Was going to leave the existing wallpaper but as you can see from pictures, the tape that had been there less than 24 hours pealed off the wallpaper that was I under it. This is a costly repair as now the wall has to be refinished!! This tape does not do what it says it will, DO NOT USE IT ON WALLPAPER!!
Customer review from scotchblue.com
Dec 17, 2019
Perfect for delicate surfaces
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Scotch Painters Tape has always been a quality product that has many uses in our household. This version for delicate surfaces is amazing! It does exactly what painters tape is meant to do, but is even more gentle to the surface it's applied to. Removes easily, cleanly and completely without disturbing or marring the surface and leaves a super clean line that I have come to expect from Scotch Painters Tape. Perfection as always from Scotch and 3M!