Home renovations can be time-consuming and tedious, especially when you take into account of all of the materials you’re going to need. At first glance, painting your living room might seem like a one or two step job, with very few materials needed. In reality there are several smalls steps involved. Basic implements with everyday uses are often the tools we overlook when undertaking a big job. Instead of rushing off to the store every time you think of something you need, keep your toolbox stocked with the essentials. One of these essentials should be tape.
For temporary jobs like painting or lining, you’ll need a tape product, like 3M 4949 general purpose tape. A general use tape product will give you the versatility you need for home renovations and basic jobs around the house. General purpose tapes like 3M 4949 are particularly beneficial for temporary jobs because of the nature of the acrylic adhesive and vinyl backing material. These components ensure a secure stick and easy removal when the job is done. This variety of tape can also be used for slightly more substantial jobs. In the industrial world general purpose tapes are used for mounting and backing. In certain instances they can also effective take the place of more permanent fasteners like rivets, bolts, screws, spot welds, wire ties, metal tacks and liquid adhesives.
What do you Know About Tape?
Tape is a product you don’t necessarily think too deeply about. It’s in your home, office, car and anywhere else you might need it. It’s a staple in your life, but how much do you really know about it? How much do you know about the materials that go into manufacturing tape?
- binding agent made of acrylic polymers
- used in many pressure-sensitive adhesives
- also comes in acrylic resin
- most popular adhesive for masking and vinyl
- high stickiness value
- long lasting stickiness
- used for most general purpose tapes including masking and vinyl
- safe for long term use and exposure
Backing Strip (Non-tacky side):
- thin paper
- vinyl (e.g. 3M 4949)
- metal foil
- fiberglass and silicone
- woven or threaded cloth
Benefits of General Purpose Tape
General purpose tape, as its name suggests, can be used for a variety of different jobs. Benefits of this tape product include:
- peels easily
- immediate temperature tolerance: 300°F
- long term temperature tolerance: 200°F
- high solvent resistance
- clean appearance