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Old 03-16-2019, 05:15 PM   #1
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When did masking tape become so expensive did the price just creep up ?, I am not a big user of tape but 7 bucks a roll wow, and the frog tape and all the other kinds close to 10 bucks.

My complaint is I can not buy contractor packs if they sit in the van to long the heat gets to them and I can not peel the tape off the roll.
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Old 03-16-2019, 05:38 PM   #2
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I have to buy sleeves at a time. It can get expensive, good thing is I don’t pay for them, the customers do.

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Usually when Sherwin Williams does their 40% bag sale we buy a case of 3m 1-1/2 2090. It definitely isn't free.
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I noticed that last month also
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I've only bought green and yellow Frog tape for the last 7-8 years. I don't even consider any other tape.

I'm paying about $6+ for a 3/4" roll at S&W.
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Usually when Sherwin Williams does their 40% bag sale we buy a case of 3m 1-1/2 2090. It definitely isn't free.
I use 2050-18A on the masking paper machine and 233+ for other applications.

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My problem with tape is they keep trying to make it better. Which usually makes it not stick to things.

Used to use 3M blue until it started to not like to old oil based glossy surfaces. Nothing like spending a day taping and come in the next morning and it's all fallen down.

Of course, that only is a bit better than when you gobrobspray and it all blows off the walls or trim.

Frog tape has been a bit iffy lately as well.



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My problem with tape is they keep trying to make it better. Which usually makes it not stick to things.

Used to use 3M blue until it started to not like to old oil based glossy surfaces. Nothing like spending a day taping and come in the next morning and it's all fallen down.

Of course, that only is a bit better than when you gobrobspray and it all blows off the walls or trim.

Frog tape has been a bit iffy lately as well.



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I put yellow Frog tape on 22 hour old S&W Pro Mar 200 latex (repaint of a few rooms...same color). For reasons that don't matter, it was left in place for 20 days. I pulled it off a few days ago....not one problem.

I've yet to have a problem with it.
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I use 2050-18A on the masking paper machine and 233+ for other applications.

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Funny, I go by the name of 401+

https://www.cwhaydenonline.com/catal...+Masking+Tape+
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233+ comes from 3M's automotive division.

https://www.autobodytoolmart.com/3m-...3-p-11368.aspx

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It's the same tape. It's called 233+/401+
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I pay 2 cents (24mm) more and can buy a single roll if needed. No need to buy a whole case at a time. I usually buy a sellection, usually 5 of the 3/4", 10 of the 1", 3 of the 1 1/2" and 2 of the 2"
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Don't store your tape where it is hot. It really is that simple.

If you're going to have a couple rolls riding around in a hot van, toss them periodically.
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Don't store your tape where it is hot. It really is that simple.

If you're going to have a couple rolls riding around in a hot van, toss them periodically.
That's another thing about Frog tape.

I bet I have 20 new and partial rolls lying around.

I'm confident that if I find one under the front seat that has been there for God knows how long...it will both come off the roll easily (won't tear in half for 4 inches) and will still perform.

I never got that kind of performance out of the blue tape...even the pricier variety.

Ask me if I like Frog tape.
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I pay 2 cents (24mm) more and can buy a single roll if needed. No need to buy a whole case at a time. I usually buy a sellection, usually 5 of the 3/4", 10 of the 1", 3 of the 1 1/2" and 2 of the 2"
Case lasts about 3 weeks.

I use 1's and 2's of the 233+, 3/4 of the 2050-18A.

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Looks like Tom is responsible for deforesting the tape plantations.
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Case lasts about 3 weeks.

I use 1's and 2's of the 233+, 3/4 of the 2050-18A.

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You use a lot more than me. That's about 3-5 month supply for me. But I've been using a lot of the pre-taped masking plastic for my cabinets.
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You use a lot more than me. That's about 3-5 month supply for me. But I've been using a lot of the pre-taped masking plastic for my cabinets.
I have to give the masking plastic a try again, couldn't get the hang of it last time.

I use a 3 paper roll masking machine (destroying the rain forest one roll at a time).

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It can be a pain sometimes. Sticking to itself. But that's sort of the advantage of it. Spread it out and it clings to the cabinet so you can tape it off easily. I've changed over to covering the sides of the cabinet (pre fin) instead of just taping off the opening. This gives absolute protection and I can spray the backside of the face frames.
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I have to give the masking plastic a try again, couldn't get the hang of it last time.

I use a 3 paper roll masking machine (destroying the rain forest one roll at a time).

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Cheapest I've found it. Doesn't come with the dispenser, but you only need to buy that once.

https://www.cwhaydenonline.com/catal...HBLUE+PRETAPED

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