Painter’s tapes and masking tapes are useful for more than just masking surfaces before painting. They are also quite handy in abatement and restoration projects for building containments, labeling, hanging temporary signs, and bundling.

Important factors to consider when selecting a painter’s or masking tape for abatement purposes are quick stick, multi-surface performance, and easy unwind. Clean removability is a benefit for restoration jobs more so than abatement jobs, but it’s always a good idea to double-check to see if the original surface is supposed to remain after the job is done, or if that surface will be knocked down.

Choosing the right tapes designed specifically for your application in mind can save you time, money, and frustration in the long run.