Tape Selector

The Right Tape for the Job

Good masking is the key to clean, professional paint lines. ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tapes are specially designed for optimum performance when used correctly. For an extra edge, look for tapes with Edge-Lock™ Paint Line Protector. This advanced technology helps keep paint out and produces super sharp lines for brilliant looks and unlimited ways to transform your space.

For a variety of different textured surfaces

For painted or lightly textured surfaces

For freshly painted non - textured surfaces

 Walls & Ceilings
  -Heavy Texture* (knock-down¹)
  -Light Texture (orange peel²)
  -No Texture (smooth)
  -Fresh Paint (24 hours)
Ceiling Tiles & Grids
Vinyl Coated Wallpaper, Borders
 Baseboards, Window & Door Trim
Heavy Grain Wood
Smooth Grain Wood
Vinyl, Aluminum, Metal
Finished, Engineered Hardwood
Unfinished Hardwood
Marble, Slate, Stone, Concrete
Vinyl, Laminate
 Other Interior Surfaces
  -Heavy Grain Wood
  -Smooth Grain Wood
  -Paper or Veneer Laminates
Countertops, Tile, Caulk
Hardware, Glass, Porcelain
 Exterior Surfaces
Brick, Block, Stone, Concrete
Hardware, Glass
Trim (vinyl, metal, wood)
Siding (vinyl, wood, non-rough clapboard)

*Once you select a tape, please test compatibility before use, as results may vary.

**None of the ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tapes are recommended for use on lacquered surfaces

1 Knock-down is a drywall finishing technique in which the surface is mottled with watered-down joint compound.

2 Orange peel is a bumpy, textured surface resembling that of an orange peel.

Click here for a printable version of the Tape Selector Chart (PDF, 165 KB).

To learn more about masking on textured surfaces, watch our videos.