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Old 10-16-2017, 08:21 PM   #1
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Dust Containment

Has anybody found a good tape to use for dust containment barriers? We use 6 mil. plastic. Painters tape will never stay. Trying to find something else that adheres well to
plastic but won't damage the walls I am taping the barrier to. Any ideas?
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Re: Dust Containment

My go to was the Painter's Mate green tape. I'd run a heat gun(on low) over it as I was pulling it off to ensure that it released smoothly. Too much heat=residue, too little heat=missing paint.


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Re: Dust Containment

I saw a trick online that is like to try (but, to skip to the preference, I like to use 3M 2" blue tape) ; a fellow was installing a barrier and instead of taping the plastic to the walls, they ran masking paper and tape around the perimeter and then spray adhered the poly to the paper. Apparently it functions better than just tape to the wall and poly.

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I tape plastic to walls with Frog painter tape. Then use Tyvek tape over the Frog. Tyvek tape works great on heavy plastic & Frog is easy on walls.
I also use Tyvek tape on Zip Wall zippers.
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Re: Dust Containment

combination blue painters tape to place on the wall and plastic. Then gorilla tape atop the blue and plastic.

we use the zip wall barriers which limits the amount of tape needed bc they have the pressure strips that press the plasic to the wall and minimize any tape needed

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