Deltec Tape Review

By Richard Irons

Pros

  • perfect tackiness to each of the tapes
  • doesn’t tear on removal like others such as the ProDec range
  • next day masking on delicate surfaces

Cons

  • cost- like any good precision tape they’re bloody expensive
  • can’t buy it off the shelf (that I’m aware of)

Deltec has been my choice of tape for a long while now. I have tried others and Still keep trying them but in all honesty, there isn’t any need. Deltec have the full range I need, Including the tape and drapes.

I’ve always stuck with gold for the hard surfaces, work tops, kitchen units, switches and sockets etc. Then the purple for anything that was freshly painted.

The purple can be used even the same day on top of a well prepped good water-based satin. My preference is next day though. I must admit I have a method with taping that guarantees no bleed if done right. Which I can achieve with most precision tapes. It’s more down to their tackiness as to why I choose and rate Deltec. The purple for me is in between purple Masq by Ciret and pink Tesa which I find a real struggle to stick to anything.

For some reason I hadn’t even considered the extreme orange tape for on tile grout. I tested it out when doing a bathroom ceiling. It was tiled right up finishing with a line of grout at the ceiling line. The previous painter left it wavy on the grout all the way round. I cleaned it up and dropped the line slightly. The tape stuck perfectly to the grout leaving a bang on line, without me having to do anything else to make sure it worked fine. The stuff really grips with out a lot of effort to press it on and it pulls away lovely.

I can imagine this would be perfect for the cold tiled bathroom floors then normal tape wouldn’t stick to. (but yet to try that one).

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