Q1 masking tape is best known within the automotive industry and less well known outside of that sector. It is used extensively in body shops both in the UK and globally. As it happens, it also works particularly well in my world of spraying anything other than cars.........
In this project, I was using a combination of the 24mm, 36mm and 48mm yellow masking tape alongside 450mm brown masking paper. The masking, in this instance was for two purposes - protecting the insides of the units from overspray and also to provide crisp sharp lines once the masking tape has been removed. The wardrobes were sprayed with two coats of primer, followed by two coats of top coat and both the paper and tape held up just as I was expecting. Removal of the tape, once the final top coat had been sprayed, revealed perfectly crisp and a well defined distinction between the surface that was supposed to be sprayed and the original internal surface of the wardrobes.
This was an external project and as you can see from the picture on the left, the yellow Q1 masking tape is in use again. This time, it is being used to protect the home owner's paving slabs and is being used again in combination with brown masking paper. This just goes to show how versatile this tape is. It is stuck to the actual paving slabs!
Here we have a completely different scenario again. This time, we are spraying the walls on this hall, stairs and landing. You will see that for this project, the yellow Q1 tape is being used, again with brown masking paper, to protect the ceilings from overspray.
So, in the above, we have just three examples of how the Q1 yellow masking tape can be used in varying scenarios. I actually use it in many more ways in addition to the above. One final note, is to share something I learnt recently having visited the team at PPM Industries and this is that this organisation is by no means a one trick pony. They make a multitude of other masking and adhesive products for just about every industry conceivable. One other product that caught my attention is their Low Tack offering, which is marketed under the 'Lupo' brand and available from MyPaintbrush.co.uk. This should be useful when you need to mask recently painted / sprayed surfaces.