Choosing 3M Industrial Masking Tapes

3M has been a supplier of masking tape to companies all over the world since 1925. Why? Because 3M's industrial masking tape line is extensive and makes finding the right tape for your application easy. 3M offers five tapes with increasing levels of performance. This simple 5 tape system makes it easy to choose the right tape for your job.

3M Value Masking Tape 101+

  • Light-duty applications
  • Indoor Use
  • Great for marking, temporary holding, wrapping & sealing 

3M General Use Masking Tape 201+

  • Light to medium duty
  • Indoor use
  • Adheres to a wide variety of surfaces
  • Smooth & conformable
  • Great for bundling, labeling and identifying

3M Performance Yellow Masking Tape 301+

  • Creates great paint lines
  • Resists paint bleed through
  • Conforms to irregular surfaces
  • Yellow backing ensures visibility
  • Withstands surface temperatures up to 225°F for 30 minutes

3M High Performance Green Masking Tape 401+ / 233+

  •  Highly conformable
  • Excellent adhesion to metal, rubber, glass and plastic
  • Resists bleed-through
  • Creates super-sharp paint lines
  • Green color improves visibility and accuracy during paint masking
  • Ideal for high performance industrial painting applications like two-tone color applications on trucks, buses, trailers, trains, fire trucks, ambulances and airplanes
  • Withstands surface temperatures up to 250°F for 30 minutes

3M Specialty High Temperature Masking Tape 501+

  • Outstanding conformity to irregular surfaces
  • Superior adhesion to metal, rubber, glass, and plastic
  • Creates super-sharp paint lines
  • Extra-strong backing to prevent bleed-through from most industrial paints
  • Ideal for all high temperature paint applications like paint baking, fascia painting and pipe coating applications
  • Withstands surface temperatures up to 300°F for 30 minutes

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