Painter’s tape was invented by the 3M Company back in the 1980s. Before that, regular masking tape was utilized to protect wall borders and other areas when painting. Masking tape wasn't that easy to remove though and often left marks behind. Painter’s tape is less permanent than masking tape and not as sticky. It makes painting without error much easier, but that’s not the only way painter's tape can simplify your life. A roll of painter’s tape can do a whole lot more.
Here are just a few uses for painter’s tape you may want to try.
Make caulking easier. Just like with painting, painter’s tape allows you to make a straight, clean line when you’re caulking or gluing. It allows you to wipe off any excess caulking quickly and easily too.
Use as a substitute lint brush. The sticky side of painter’s tape is great for picking up pesky pet air and lint from clothes and furniture.
Make price tags for yard sales. Pricing items can be time-consuming. Carry along a roll of painter’s tape while you inspect your possessions and it will streamline the process. Rip off a piece of the nonstick tape, place it on the item, and write down whatever price you come up with for the item. It will also be easy to remove the price tag for the person who purchases the item.
Replace chip clips. Painter’s tape is easy to lift up off any surface. If you use it to close bags of potato chips and other food items, it will be quick and easy to reopen and reclose the bags.
Keep tablecloths in place. A tablecloth looks great on the backyard picnic table, but it may not stay put in a strong breeze. Just a couple pieces of painter’s tape can anchor it down.
Label food storage containers. Before you put away leftovers, slap a piece of painter’s tape on your food storage containers and write the name of the foods and dates on the tape.