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.
"Tacky enough to hold it's place but not too adhesive that it pulls the paint/plaster off when it is removed. i have used many brands of masking tape in the past - from the cheapest (just falls off as soon as you apply or slips when you are painting) to the branded top end (just pulled the paint off the wall I was trying to protect meaning I had to repaint that wall as well) but this is by far the most effective."