Masking tape was invented in 1925 by a 3M employee named Richard Drew.
Since then it has become a staple in households and workplaces around the world.
From holding down plastic drop sheets to being used as a makeshift drill gauge, masking tape is especially handy during DIY and no handy person worth their salt would begin a project without having a supply.
In this blog, we celebrate masking tape by listing 5 hacks that will make using masking tape even easier than it already is.
Be sure to let us know if you already use these handy tips or if you have any of your own ideas to share.
DIY jobs like mounting shelves or attaching hooks to the wall often require you to make pencil marks at certain points to show where fasteners need to go or to mark measurements and distances.
However, even if you use a pencil and try to remove the marks with an eraser, traces can be left behind.
Next time you need to mark a wall, use a piece of masking tape to protect it.
Simply attach a piece of masking tape to the wall roughly where your pencil marks will go, then mark the tape instead of the wall.
That way you can drill holes into the wall through the tape and when you remove it, you'll be left with a tidy hole and no excess pencil marks.