How to

Find the best masking tape for you

calendar-icon 25 November 2020

Here’s a special guide from Q1®️ to find the painters masking tape or auto masking tapes that suits you perfectly.

Click the result you want to achieve, we will suggest the best product for your activity, or simply scroll down to read the whole guide.


The best masking tapes for painting and decorating

Precision line masking tape

best masking tape - precision line

Q1® Precision Line Masking Tape is an ultra-thin paper masking tape for clean lines and perfect razor sharp paint edges. It sticks perfectly on smooth surfaces, assures a perfect adhesion and can be easily removed without leaving residues.

Q1® Precision Line Masking Tape is a professional high-performance product, is UV and water-resistant and is engineered for HPLV and airless paint spray. It’s the best for precise high quality spray painting jobs, indoor or outdoor.


Single roll Multi pack Box


Multi purpose indoor masking tape

best masking tape - multiple purpose

Q1® Multi Purpose Indoor Masking Tape has a natural rubber based adhesive. It prevents paint bleed and assures a clean and easy removal within 7 days, without leaving any residue on the application surface or peeling of the substrate.

This multi surface masking tape sticks well to several and irregular surfaces, such as baseboards, trims, walls, wood, metal. This product is engineered for almost all indoor paint or renovation works.


Single roll Multi pack Box


Delicate surface masking tape

best masking tape - delicate surface

This product is a low tack paper masking tape specifically designed for the preservation of delicate surfaces during the painting process. It can be used on wallpaper or fresh plaster and sticks well to multiple and irregular surfaces such as baseboards, trims, walls, wood or metal.

This product is the best when you need a lower adhesion level to help prevent surface damage and to get sharp lines, preventing paint bleed.

15 days indoor clean removal guaranteed.


Single roll Multi pack Box


The best masking tapes for automotive

Premium masking tape

best masking tape - premium

The automotive masking tape you were looking for. This specific product is a high temperature masking tape, perfect to cover small areas and hold masking film or paper. It is designed to combine consistent unwinding, easy tear and conformability, performing extremely well when used tape on tape.


High Performance Masking Tape

best masking tape - high performance

Q1® High Performance Masking Tape is the best product you can find for the most critical jobs in the automotive aftermarket.

It’s UV resistant up to three days, making it ideal for projects where UV resistance is required. The high-quality rubber-based adhesive formula provides a class-leading secure bond on multiple surfaces preventing lifting or overspray. It offers superb resistance to moisture, water and solvent based paints, as well as withstanding the process of wet sanding.


Premium foam masking tape

best masking tape - premium foam

Perfect to fill the gaps and protect door edges, this soft edge foam masking tape creates an edge faster than other classic jamb masking techniques. Thanks to its construction, also dust and other contaminants are sealed in, preventing them from damaging paint jobs.


Performance foam masking tape

best masking tape - performance foam

Because the adhesive is offset it will never come into contact with the paint or clear coat during application, giving a feathered finish, with no build-up of hard edges. The quick, performance-engineered solution to seal openings, Performance Foam Tape from Q1® is an advanced product for automotive refinishers looking for a professional result every time.


Premium trim masking tape

best masking tape - trim

This trim masking tape is pre-cut every 38mm, allowing tearing it in short stripes that easily fit into the gaps of trim mouldings. This is the best masking tape if you want to facilitate trim masking situations, including: inset door handles, windscreens, side mouldings, taillights, sidelights and headlights.


Why are Q1®’s the best masking tapes you can find?

We are not only masking tape manufacturers and suppliers, we always pursue the best performance innovations, we provide the best high quality masking tapes and we want to keep getting better results.

  • Q1® premium masking tapes are manufactured with different materials that are easy to remove without leaving residue. The adhesives can be both solvent-free or solvent-borne according to the product. The paper backing is easy to tear, light and economic;
  • We developed masking tapes that, thanks to their characteristics, can support high temperatures without leaving any residue;
  • We improved our self-adhesive tapes, making them stick with just a soft pressure of the fingers, to save time and improve productivity;
  • We improved the versatility of our painter’s tape to make them suitable for different kind of works, surfaces (regular, irregular, multiple) and materials (wood, metal, walls, trims);
  • We made painter’s tapes UV and water resistant;
  • Our masking products have the best quality-price ratio on the market.

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