Removing Masking Tape from a Textile

Pressure sensitive tapes are a convenient and easy way to repair a variety of materials, but over time these tapes can degrade and cause damage to the underlying material. Masking tape is a common name that often refers to a paper based backing with a semi-strong adhesive that sticks when applied with pressure. Types of masking tape include household or general purpose masking tape (off white color), painter’s tape (blue or green color), washi tape (various patterns and decorations, often found in craft stores), and drafting tape (less tacky and narrow).


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