Adhesive Protection Tapes
What Is Temporary Surface Protection Tape? The ‘Why’, ‘Where’ And ‘How’.
September 19, 2022
What Is Surface Protection Tape? Everything You NEED To Know.
Because surface protection tape is a must for most well-protected jobsites, this quick-read checklist covers the essentials you’ll need to make these specialist products perform at their very best.
Our guide even includes the two simple questions you can ask yourself to make sure you have the right tape for each jobsite!
Read on to discover your surface protection tape 101…
What is Surface Protection Tape: Ask This First
First things first, why surface protection tape? Simple! Surface protection tape can…
- Hold temporary surface protection materials in place
- Protect surfaces from damage
However, matching the right tape to the right task is vital. That’s why a wide range of purpose-designed tapes offer different options like varying strengths of adhesive.
Having the ideal tape means factors like easy removal, speed of application, duration of protection (and more!) will work to save time on your jobsite.
The good news? There are only two things you need to know to make sure you have the right tape…
- What kind of surface needs to be protected?
- How long does the protection need to stay in place?
Then simply choose from the recommended protection tapes below!
Tip: Need help? Free, expert advice is available from Axiom temporary surface protection specialists. Just ask!
What is Surface Protection Tape: The Tapes
Knowing the ‘what’ and ‘how long’ of your surface protection tape needs makes it easy to match a high-performance tape to your task.
Here’s an at-a-glance overview of tested and proven protection tapes….
Bulldog Board Tape
✔ Where to use it: Purpose-designed to seam Bulldog Board products to other Bulldog Board products, Bulldog Board Tape offers peerless staying power.
✘ Where NOT to use it: The tape’s strong adhesive means it should never be used on other surfaces as there’s a risk of residue or even damage.
✔ Where to use it: Ever-popular and multi-purpose! Use Armour Tape to hold temporary surface protection materials in place and together. Ideal for floors, windows and more thanks to 60 days of clean removal and UV resistance. Available in 2” and 3” wide form.
✘ Where NOT to use it: Not for use where extra breathability, fire resistance, or longer (more than 60 days) clean removal will be needed.
✔ Where to use it: Low tack and can be stuck onto walls and more, plus it can be used around doorways or delicate surfaces such as painted surfaces. Stronger adhesive tapes can be stuck to the Masking Tape.
✘ Where NOT to use it: Do not use it to hold temporary surface protection products in place.
Clean Green Tape
✔ Where to use it: Because it takes clean removal to a new level – 180 days indoors and 60 days outdoors – as an ‘edge tape’ Clean Green Tape holds temporary surface protection products in place securely.
✘ Where NOT to use it: For short-term jobsites where Armour Tape would offer a long enough duration of clean removal.
Armour Tape – FR
✔ Where to use it: A high-performance tape specifically made to compliment the Armour Protection Board – FR. Use Armour Tape – FR for high-heat areas, or areas close to sparks, offers a complete fire-rated solution.
✘ Where NOT to use it: Not cost-effective for areas where no fire rating need exists.
Bulldog Board Tape – Breathable
✔ Where to use it: Created for floors, such as poured concrete or hardwood, susceptible to damage post-install, Bulldog Board Tape – Breathable avoids the appearance of lines caused by the wrong type of tape being used.
✘ Where NOT to use it: Not cost-effective for floors with no need for a breathable solution.
Armour Multi-Use Protection Tape
✔ Where to use it: A protective film in its own right, Armour Multi-Use Protection Tape is applied directly to finished surfaces for a layer of protection.
✘ Where NOT to use it: Not for use to hold temporary surface protection products such as boards in place.
Tip: For an awesome, ultra-profession look on your jobsite watch out for custom printable surface protection tapes by looking out for the ‘custom print available’ label.
What is Surface Protection Tape: How to Order Yours
Based in North America? Simply order online today and you could have your temporary surface protection as fast as tomorrow.
Our dispatch process begins the second an order is received!
Our superb range is separated into protection types for your convenience.
Plus, you can even try before you buy thanks to our free sample box service. We’ll even include a free gift to say thanks!
And there’s NO need to waste time figuring out the best products for your next jobsite, simple call our free Project Assistance service.
Whether you order right away or reach out for advice first, we’ll be proud to help you save time, save money and look good on your jobsites. It’s what we do!
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