Masking tape firmly adheres to a wide variety of surfaces. Best of all, it is one of the most affordable options in tape out there, making it highly preferred among professional painters. While painters tape is fairly expensive, even when purchased in relatively small quantities, adhesive masking tape can perform the same function at a mere fraction of the cost. Thus, painters can retain more of their budgets for other essential project materials or simply cut their materials costs. Adhesive tape also has incredible resistance to solvents and paints and always leaves clean, strong lines. The flexibility and superior performance of this cost-effective material is best seen, however, when using it to paint window frames. A gentle pull will bring this tape back off of glass smoothly and cleanly, with no unsightly adhesive residues.

Adhesive masking tape performs well in temperatures of up to 200 degrees Fahrenheit, making it ideal for use in automotive baking ovens and other, similar applications. Creped paper is also far easier to apply and handle when using this tape. When hanging streamers or other party decor, using this tape can significantly simplify the entire operation. For this reason, this is an excellent general masking tape whether used as part of crafting or in industrial and commercial masking applications. It is low in cost, easy to remove and capable of producing attractive lines on even the most challenging surfaces. As a much more costly alternative, painters tape does not boast this same measure of flexibility and it is often a far greater challenge to find.