Kip Masking Tape Review - everything the modern decorator needs in a tape

Kip Masking Tape Review

By Mike Gregory

 

I was sent a box of Kip masking tape to review by the guys at Shurtape, who are also the company behind Frog Tape!! Kip masking tape is a German brand, who are huge in Europe. The products have never been widely available in the UK before now, and Kip is still only available from a handful of stockists over here. One place you can get it is TopDec Decorating Supplies.

 

The masking tape Kip range, offers everything the modern decorator might need. I think the best thing for me to do is go through the products I was sent and talk about each one in turn. I am honest in all my reviews, and I’ll say from the outset that I was impressed with all these tapes. One of them is a gamechanger, and I do not use that term lightly.

 

Kip Masking Tape Premium

Kip masking tape review - general purpose

This is the standard creped paper that you’d use for general purpose stuff. Kip premium masking tape has a rubber adhesive, is safe to leave down for a few days at a time and is waterproof. It’s easy to remove this tape because the strips come off in full pieces. There isn’t much else I can say about it, as this is Kip’s bog standard masking tape. I have just bought another box of it to use it over the top of switches and to mask skirting boards up.

Kip Washi-Tech Outdoor Tape (Blue)

Exterior masking tape

OK, now we’re onto the good stuff. This is a high tack washi paper which is ideal for use on the exterior of a property. It comes with the normal UV protection and there is absolutely no paint bleed. This is the ideal product for me, as I spray a lot of exterior masonry and Kip blue is perfect for masking windows. I drop my film from the top, then seal round the edges with Kip blue. It stays where it needs to until you come to de-mask.

Kip Washi – Tech Wallpaper (Purple Masking Tape)

Delicate masking tape for wallpaper

OK, now we’re onto the good stuff. This is a high tack washi paper which is ideal for use of the exterior of a property. It comes with the normal UV protection and there is absolutely no paint bleed. This is the ideal product for me, as I spray a lot of exterior masonry and Kip blue is perfect for masking windows. I drop my film from the top, then seal round the edges with Kip blue. It stays where it needs to until you come to de-mask.

Kip Washi-Tec Premium (Gold Tape)

Kip Gold - premium masking tape

This is the “gamechanger” I mentioned earlier. Kip gold tape is so thin, but easy to manipulate. It is an absolute joy to use this product!! There is absolutely no paint bleed, it is UV resistant, and it sticks to basically anything. You need to try this masking tape to understand just how good it is. I WILL be using a lot of this tape moving forward.

 

The only negative is it rips when you come to remove it, but otherwise, it is perfect.

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