Definition of masking tape in English:

masking tape


  • Adhesive tape used in painting to cover areas on which paint is not wanted.

    • ‘To protect the floor, put masking tape around the board to be replaced.’
    • ‘The most common masking tape is the standard tan tape, which will work for most projects.’
    • ‘The tiled street signs were covered by black masking tape and replaced by bright yellow signs on poles and a temporary café has been built on a piece of wasteland.’
    • ‘Next, it is crucial to use some newspaper and masking tape to cover up areas where you don't want paint to get.’
    • ‘Use masking tape where two paint colors come together for a much neater job.’
    • ‘Cover wood edge with masking tape to protect it, then mix the grout according to package instructions.’
    • ‘With the countertop face-up, apply masking tape over the cut area and pencil a cut line on the tape.’
    • ‘To keep from splintering the back, cover the cut line with masking tape before you cut.’
    • ‘Once the patch is in place, tape it down on all four sides with masking tape.’
    • ‘Put the place setting inside a paper cup; place a second cup on top, and seal them together with masking tape.’
    • ‘Then, tape it to the floor with masking tape pressed over the cutouts.’
    • ‘And make sure to put masking tape around places where you want to avoid getting paint.’
    • ‘Cut the excess off with a handsaw; but first, mark the cut line with some masking tape to protect against chipping.’
    • ‘Cut small triangular slits in the paper and tape over these to the drywall with masking tape.’
    • ‘Use regular masking tape to attach the plastic sheeting on top of the painting tape.’
    • ‘To protect the surrounding floor, put masking tape around the old/damaged tile.’
    • ‘Have extra masking tape in several widths available along with scissors, a pencil and several rags to clean up spills.’
    • ‘After applying masking tape, press the edge down with a block of wood to make sure there is a good bond.’
    • ‘Be sure to cover the edge of the floor with a paint guide or masking tape.’
    • ‘Paint the wall a bright green, then rip masking tape to create an uneven, ragged edge.’
    matte, photomask, shadow mask, masking, masking tape
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masking tape

/ˈmaskiNG ˌtāp/