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3M Scotch Painter’s Masking Tape Review

My house is undergoing a complete kitchen remodel and I like to say that I am living in the “reno from hell”. In fact, the whole house needs work from a new bathtub liner, flooring and of course, paint. My boyfriend is a carpenter by trade so he is doing most of the work himself. He tries to get me to chip in, but I have always found a way to get out of doing the dirty work.

One of the tasks I will do is painting. I don’t seem to mind that. However, I am still a newbie so I have to be extra careful not to paint the baseboards. John can do it without using any tape, but I definitely can’t! I recently had the chance to review 3M’s Scotch Painter’s Masking Tape, the newest addition to the Scotch family of products.

Scotch Painter’s Masking Tape is made from 30% post-consumer waste recycled fibres and is an eco-friendly alternative to their already existing line of masking tape. The adhesive uses natural rubber and even the packaging is environmentally friendly.

We painted our upstairs hallway and I used the tape along the baseboards to keep me from getting paint all over them. I am happy to say that I was able to do a good job and I didn’t get paint anywhere I wasn’t supposed to! The tape was easy to take off the baseboard when the job was done and didn’t leave any kind of sticky residue. In fact, you can even leave it on the surface for up to 5 days and it won’t leave a residue.

You can use Scotch Painter’s Masking Tape on various types of surfaces including painted or finished trim, woodwork, primed and painted walls, carpet and vinyl flooring. If you are interested in trying out this new greener option, you can find it at your local Canadian Tire Store and the prices ranges from $2.99 to $5.99 depending on the width you buy. It comes in two colours- beige and green.

I think its great that they are giving the DIY (do-it yourself) types an eco-friendly alternative and I would definitely use this product again on my next painting project. And trust me, in this old house, just about every room needs some TLC!

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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