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.

Compare all Scotch® Painter’s Tapes (PDF, 351 KB)

Compare all Scotch® Painter’s Tapes in one chart, to find the very best tape for your project.

Compare all Scotch® Painter’s Tapes (PDF, 351 KB)

Compare all Scotch® Painter’s Tapes in one chart, to find the very best tape for your project.

Compare all Scotch® Painter’s Tapes (PDF, 351 KB)

Compare all Scotch® Painter’s Tapes in one chart, to find the very best tape for your project.

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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