Masking Tapes

Masking Tapes to Protect, Mask, Stencil, Pack and Bundle

Achieve the best surface protection, painting mask, stenciling, packing and bundling with the right type of masking tape. Best masking tape manufacture for custom masking tapes, flexible masking, automotive paint masking tape from thermal spray to high temp masking tape for cars. 

Can-Do National Tape also stocks general purpose masking tape and maintains an inventory of colored masking tapes and masking tapes that are used in high performance or high temperature applications.

Our knowledgeable sales force will assist you in identifying the best masking tape for your application. Other typical applications include light duty packing, bundling, holding, sealing and surface protection, painting mask, spraying mask, and stenciling mask.

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Convert Custom Masking Tape into Custom Shapes and Sizes for Different Applications

Masking Tapes are crepe paper surfaced with adhesive systems that vary depending on temperature and other application issues. Masking tape is an adhesive tape that has many general purpose uses, but masking tape can also be highly engineered to perform specific masking functions.

General Purpose Masking Tape

General purpose masking tape is used for light duty bundling, holding items in place, and for flagging and marking. General purpose masking tape consists of a crepe paper backing and a rubber based adhesive system. The thickness and strength of the paper may vary, and the adhesive may have different properties as well. So, there are many types and grades of “general purpose” masking tape.

High Temperature Masking Tape

Masking tape is used extensively in painting applications where heat is needed. High temperature masking tapes provide excellent bonding to surfaces during paint application with oven drying requirements in excess of 250 degrees Fahrenheit. Some paint applications require such high temperature resistance that the backing of the masking tape may in fact be polyimide film, not paper.

Low Temperature Masking Tape

Lower temperature masking tapes have crepe paper backing and are used for masking applications in the transportation industry and for protection against spray painting. These masking tape products are highly conformable to irregular surfaces; the adhesive removes cleanly; and they provide straight paint lines, avoiding fuzziness or bleeding. Masking tapes used for painting homes are rated by how long they can stay up without leaving a residue when removed. These tapes are typically blue; and the longer they stay up, the less adhesive they have.

High Performing Masking Tape

High performance masking tapes have technically engineered adhesives and may have backings designed for outdoor use. Some masking tapes have polyethylene backing with ultraviolet inhibitors. Surface protection films are essentially masking tapes because they mask and protect glass and painted surfaces during transport, assembly or manufacturing. Low, medium and high tack adhesive systems are required depending on the application.

Thermal Spray Masking Tape

High temperature masking tapes specially designed to perform in applications ranging from flame and plasma spraying to HVOF and grit blast for the thermal spray industry.  Masking tapes designed using glass cloth, ceramic fiber, teflon, polyimde and foil backings.


Drafting tape looks similar to ordinary household masking tape, but has a lower tack. It is intended to hold blueprints or onion paper to a drawing board or table, and it should peel off easily without damaging the drawings.

Can-Do National Tape will help you select the appropriate masking tape for your application. We can also slit to your custom width or die cut shapes to your specification.

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