Selecting a Clean Removal Masking Tape

It’s important to understand some necessary attributes when selecting a masking tape, as well as the final application!

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Are you looking for a clean removal masking tape? The first step is determining your requirements!

  1. How long are you planning to leave the tape on?
  2. Are you looking for an indoor or outdoor masking tape product?
  3. Will the tape have any UV exposure?
  4. Are there any temperature requirements to consider?



The application time can heavily impact the type of product you’re looking for. For short term applications:

  • BT-1008 Industrial Grade Masking Tape
  • BT-190 14-Day Clean Removal Masking Tape

If the product is going to be left on for an extended period of time, you might consider a premium masking tape such as Killer Bee® - which can be left on for up to six months indoors.


Indoor and outdoor rated masking tapes have different properties – especially as it relates to UV resistance! Some things to consider:

  • What is the environment like?
  • Do you know the material the tape is being applied to?
  • Is the tape going to be exposed to direct sunlight?
  • Is high visibility a consideration?

UV Exposure

UV exposure can drastically decrease the lifespan of your outdoor masking tape. It’s important to understand the UV rating before applying your tape outdoors.

High Temperatures

If your product goes through a bake cycle – what are the temperature requirements?

  • BT-7065 can go through up to six 40-minute bake cycles at 248°F
  • Ultra Violet can withstand up to 300°F for 30 minutes
  • BT-908 can withstand up to 325°F for 30 minutes

It’s important to understand all these attributes when selecting a masking tape, as well as the final application!

Need some help? Contact an Application Specialist for a product recommendation!