Tape Won't Stick - Troubleshooting

Tape not sticking? You’re not alone, and we have some solutions for you. This is actually a common issue for both professional and do-it-yourself painters.

Tape Won't Stick - Troubleshooting

Tape not sticking? You’re not alone, and we have some solutions for you. This is actually a common issue for both professional and do-it-yourself painters.

Tape Won't Stick - Troubleshooting

Tape not sticking? You’re not alone, and we have some solutions for you. This is actually a common issue for both professional and do-it-yourself painters.

Simple Solutions

When painter’s tape doesn’t stick, it’s usually because dirt and moisture are preventing it from attaching to the surface, or you might not be using the correct tape. Use our product selector and then check out the step-by- step below for some easy solutions.

Simple Solutions

When painter’s tape doesn’t stick, it’s usually because dirt and moisture are preventing it from attaching to the surface, or you might not be using the correct tape. Use our product selector and then check out the step-by- step below for some easy solutions.

Simple Solutions

When painter’s tape doesn’t stick, it’s usually because dirt and moisture are preventing it from attaching to the surface, or you might not be using the correct tape. Use our product selector and then check out the step-by- step below for some easy solutions.

Use the Product Selector

Get a Tight Hold - Step by Step Instructions

  • Moisture can prevent painter's tape from sticking. Get advice from ScotchBlue™ Brand.

    Check for Moisture

    Moist or humid air might be the cause. Open windows and doors to allow air to move.

  • Dirt can prevent painter's tape from sticking. Get advice from ScotchBlue™ Brand.

    Clean

    Wash the surface completely with water, using a rag and bucket.

  • A damp surface can prevent painter's tape from sticking. Get advice from ScotchBlue™ Brand.

    Dry

    Allow plenty of time for the surface to dry, or use a fan or hair dryer.

  • ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape works best on a clean, dry surface.

    Tape

    Now that your surface is clean and dry, the tape should stick properly.

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