"...as above with no bleed through on the edges, and it came away without dragging any paint with it or leaving a sticky mess behind when used indoors and overnight. A test piece left on an East facing window outside for four days- some of them really hot- did leave some adhesive behind but even that wasn't too bad and came off easily with a bit of white spirit."
I was faced with painting 28 plaster panels bordered by 1 1/2" deep wooden framework and the job was driving me to depression trying to cut in with a brush then I tried brush; pad and roller for the infill but I've never seen one of my jobs turning out so badly before and it was taking forever.
Although it would take a lot of time to mask I visited Screwfix and bought 6 rolls of this excellent tape. Buying 6 rolls I would have plenty spare for the next job. I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to mask using this tape; the adhesive was perfect; not so sticky it pulled everything apart upon release but sticky enough to adhere until the job was done; it was easy to tear and because it was wider than the tape I usually use it kept to a straight line without difficulty. One roll goes a heck of a long way in fact I used less than two rolls for the entire job.
It took around two hours to mask but this time was well spent; once masked I could cut in without fear of spoiling the framework then I used the roller to run right up to the frames avoiding the usual "halo" masking in fact not only speeded the job up considerably but the job turned out perfect in the end.
I'm well pleased and can highly recommend this tape as fit for purpose. Hopefully the picture will show how difficult a job this was. New blinds and carpet will complete the job this being our spare third bedroom.
"Decent quality tape and no issues with the gum (old tape can be a pain if it's been left on the shelf a while) Comes wrapped in cellophane too so clean and fresh ready for the job. Fairly decent price - which since it gets binned after 1 use I'm all for. Regardless it's a time saver and does what it's supposed to."
"Used to mask off kitchen tiles where they meet the ceiling prior to painting the ceiling. Used a small roller to ensure it was flat and stuck properly and used three coats of emulsion so the tape was on for at 3 days. Peeled off well with no seepage of paint."