I want to mask off a small gap for painting and I need 1/4-inch wide tape. I don't want to pull off the paint after I spray. I currently use 3M blue masking tape. Do you guys just cut down the 1-inch tape width to make 1/4-inch wide tape?
John Yup thats what I do, cut it down with nice sharp new blade. there is a Green painters tape too, that works well. I use Floquil paints,but I know green and blue work well with acrylics and craft paints its what my wife uses.
I use it for super-elevation and transitions between different roadbed thicknesses. I found 1/4" masking tape rolls at a good price on the web a few years ago. I don't remember the exact place, but auto painting houses use it extensively. Should be easy to find on line (at least I didn't have any trouble).
I use 1/4 inch tape used in the automotive trade it's real thin blue in color it's a little more in cost but you get a lot in a roll. I also used to use scotch magic and it leaves no edge but remember pull it off towards you. Tom
I just buy 1/4" masking tape. It's less expensive than 3/4" and I don't need to fumble with cutting strips that way. Also, one you stick the adhesive it does loose its tack. Blue for area's that the tape will be removed quickly. Green for sensitive surface materials. If you leave blue on to long it will become semi-permanent. I've seen that a lot when painters mask off window glass and than wait weeks to remove the tape. You can buy tape from 1/16" widths in rolls. Mike M