About us

About us
About us
  • When you start a painting project, you intend to make something better — to make a space fresher and brighter, to improve the look and feel of an area in or outside of your home.

    ScotchBlue™ Brand is your partner in this venture. We offer taping expertise you can count on, from masking basics to solutions for taping tricky areas, to helpful tips and step-by-step guides. At 3M, we’re always innovating new ways to make paint prep easier, faster and better, to help you pull off a great paint job.


Innovation

  • A blue vinyl surface.

    New surfaces

    Adhesives react differently to different surface types and paint. Our engineers focus on making tape work best on the diverse range of surfaces and paint types.

  • The ScotchBlue™ logo, covered in drops of water.

    Conditions

    We’re continuing to innovate adhesives to perform better in more challenging environments.

  • ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape being removed from a baseboard.

    Mask like a pro

    We develop advanced adhesives and backing materials to make painter's tape more durable for quicker and easier tape application and removal.*

    *Compared to 3M paper-backed tapes.

  • A woman using the ScotchBlue™ Tape and Paper Dispenser to protect a floor.

    New tools

    Finding better solutions is what we do. We've designed tools and two-in-one products that make applying painter's tape to your surface easier.

  • A paint roller, and two rolls of ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape.

    How it began

    Richard Drew, a 3M scientist, invented masking tape in 1925. It was originally developed for use in two-toned painting on automobiles.

    The product now known as ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape was invented by 3M in 1987. It was designed for professional painters to use in residential and commercial painting applications. Scotchblue™ Painter’s Tape revolutionized the masking industry because it resists UV, allowing the tape to stay on the masked surface for an extended time.


Our trademark colour

The medium blue colour of ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape is a registered trademark owned by 3M. It distinguishes ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape from its competitors.

Our trademark colour

The medium blue colour of ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape is a registered trademark owned by 3M. It distinguishes ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape from its competitors.

Our trademark colour

The medium blue colour of ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape is a registered trademark owned by 3M. It distinguishes ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape from its competitors.

Painting tips and tricks

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