The good kind.
“Good” to me is the kind that will stick on the painted cinder block walls in my classroom and in the hallway. All year…for the most part.
And…it won’t take off the wall paint when I take a project off of the wall.
Our local office supply store started carrying only Painters Tape that LOOKS like regular masking tape. Why in the world?
Maybe people want that these days.
Not us teachers. No way!
That type of tape could send us through the roof…
- if we have to retape or restick the hallway items every morning when we walk into the school.
- or if our number line has sections of ten that fall off regularly. (Especially if it has rained and the humidity is on the high side INSIDE the school.)
Yes, I could use my hot glue gun, but sometimes it is more convenient to get out that tape and just start sticking.
So, I have a purchasing tip and a sticking tip for you.
I recommend the Scotch brand tape with the yellow label inside the roll that is labeled, “For Home and Office.”
My sticking tip is one that I got from another teacher whom I happened to be walking by as she was applying tape to her projects to display. Unroll about a foot (or less) of masking tape and stick the long edge to the item to be taped. Then roll the tape long ways like a hotdog and stick the other long edge under to complete the roll. This type of tape roll holds beautifully (with the right tape).
Let me know if you give it a try. We could start a movement around the world in an effort to help things stick to walls better. It couldn’t hurt.
Also, let me know if you have known this trick forever because some brilliant soul thought to tell you while you were getting your education degree. Talk about paying it forward…
Here are a couple of my free and paid items that I like to stick to the wall.
For more tips and tricks, hop over to the other bloggers who have linked up to share their wisdom with the world. (Is that too dramatic?)
Have a fabulous day!