Masking Tape is an easy-to-tear paper-based tape used mainly in the painting industry to mask off areas not to be painted. The most common type is the general household product which is used in most general applications. An “80˚” tape for higher temperature applications is also stocked. More specialised masking tapes can be supplied for specific applications. As with most adhesive tapes, it is pressure sensitive so it should be applied with some downward pressure.