Blue painter’s tape makes painting go much more smoothly and ensures that you will be left with nice, sharp lines on the edges of your walls and trim. However, there are a lot of other things you can use this tape for that you might not have thought of.
Here are some interesting uses for blue painter’s tape above and beyond just using it as a mask for painting.
Cover Painted Wall Outlets for Safety
Covering outlets to keep tiny fingers out of them is a definite must for safety if you have children in your home. However, if you use regular tape like duct tape to cover outlets that are painted or that have wallpaper on them you can wind up ripping off the paint or wallpaper when you remove the tape.
Blue painter’s tape is the perfect solution since it will still stick well and block the outlet, but is lower tack than duct tape or other types of tape and won’t strip the paint or wallpaper off the outlet. Take a roll with you if you are traveling to cover any outlets in your hotel room as well. Just be sure to remember to take the tape off the next day before you check out.
Label Food in Your Freezer
Leftovers or frozen food can be hard to identify when you pull it out of your freezer. Take the guess work out of the equation by labeling your food containers with blue painter’s tape before putting them in the freezer. Just tear off a small strip of paint, write the contents on the container on it using a permanent marker or pen, add the date if you want and then put it in the freezer.
The painter’s tape will stick well in the freezer, but comes off easily without a fight so you can re-use and re-label containers over and over again.
Seal Food Bags
Do you hate it when your cereal, chips or crackers get stale? No problem. Just fold the top of the bag over a couple of times and seal it closed with a strip of blue painter’s tape. Your food will stay fresh and taste great a lot longer since the tape will keep the air from getting to it.
Make Garage Sale Price Tags
Have you ever bought something at a garage sale and the person used some extremely sticky tape or label to price it? Trying to get the price tag of can be a real pain. When you have a garage sale price your items by writing on a little piece of blue painter’s tape. Your customers will be thrilled that they don’t have to struggle with a sticky label when they get the item home.
These are just a few ideas to get you started. There are probably a million different ways you could use blue painter’s tape from hanging decorations at a party to marking lines on the ground. Anytime you need a low tack tape that won’t leave behind a sticky residue or peel paint it is the perfect answer.