Factors to consider when choosing a waterproof tape

Are you looking to buy a waterproof tape? On the market today, there are many types of waterproof tape from many different brands. That makes it difficult for many consumers to choose the most appropriate and quality one. And each person has different buying needs and options. For example, some will only focus on the price of the product that fits their budget. Others are looking for a quality product that can be used for many years. So what are the important and necessary factors that you need to consider?

 In today’s article, I will present some of the factors that you need to pay attention to before buying waterproof tape. Let’s start to find out.

Waterproof

As you know, liquid like water is the enemy of products made of a material such as fiber. It can cause these materials to weaken and lose its inherent color. Therefore, the first and most important factor that you need to consider when choosing a waterproof tape is its waterproof ability. The product you are about to buy must be quality guaranteed. That means water, moisture, sweat, saliva or any other liquid cannot stick the surface to ensure the surface of the tape is always dry.

On the market today, there are many different brands of waterproof tape. But the waterproof capacity of each brand is different. Therefore, before buying you should read the reviews of customers who have used that brand before to be able to get the best quality waterproof tape.

Strength and durability

The next factor you should not ignore is the strength and durability of waterproof tape. For example, The best waterproof tape is one that does not need to be replaced in a short amount of time. And no fraying, tearing or being cut easily by objects quickly.

Currently, a good adhesive like vinyl or rubber adhesive is the two best adhesive and is used by many manufacturers to create the most waterproof tape. It will not peel off even when exposed to water. And it is most likely to stick effectively for a long time.

Versatile

You should buy a waterproof tape that has many functions and uses. For example, It will be able to use in many situations, both indoors and outdoors. And it can also be applied to various materials such as metal, plastic, PVC, wood, rubber and leather, and more.

User – friendly

A waterproof tape should have simple instructions. First, the user does not have to spend much time and energy to learn how to use it. Next, it has to be nice in size and easy to control. For example, it should fit comfortably in the hand and be light so that anyone, even children, can use it. Moreover, the steps to use and maintain are simple and do not require too much effort. This allows you to place it where you need it easily.

Besides, you should also buy tapes that you accidentally touch with the adhesive that won’t harm your hand. And it should not have any chemical or toxic smell.

Size

Depending on your needs and the duty of using tape, you can choose from many different sizes. If you want to use tape on small items, you should choose small sizes that can fit into small or narrow places. And vice versa, If you need to use tape on wider surfaces, you should buy a large-sized one that can be used effectively in a large area.

Besides, you also need to consider the length of the tape before buying. If you use regular tape, you should buy long tape so you do not have to buy many times. On the contrary, if you do not use the tape regularly, you should only buy the small lengths to save costs.

Safety

The best option will be made from safe compounds that will keep safe for the users and the people around you. You should consider carefully before buying to not buy the tape containing toxic compounds that can have negative effects or cause allergies to humans. Besides, you should also choose the tape with a safe design. A rough edge can easily scratch the user and cause bruises for them.

In conclusion

Above are the factors that you need to consider when taking the waterproof tape. You should apply my suggestions to get the best quality tapes. Besides, remember to read the reviews and consult the previous users to ensure the quality of the product.

Finally, I thank you for taking the time to read through this article. Have a nice day.

Large Art for a Large Wall Without a Big Budget

After closing the shop to focus solely on interiors, we had the amazing opportunity to do a few projects with Sonder; a startup that has a similar business model as Airbnb.  Think Airbnb, but with actual management.

We designed 5 spaces for them throughout Chicago, but the budgets for these projects were TIGHT.  When working with a rather small budget, art tends to be the first thing to be put on the back burner.  But the addition of art and decor is what makes a space feel complete, so we did what we do best, and incorporated a long of DIY projects into each space.

Below are some of our favorite, inexpensive solutions to filling a wall without extending your budget.

In this project, we had a huge open wall space over the dining area and we weren’t sure what to do with it. We wanted to fill the space, but had about $20 left in the budget. So we went to Michaels to look at our options, and walked away with yarn, Rit Dye, and 3′ wooden dowels. This backyard project takes a couple of hours and the impact it made on this wall was exactly what we had imagined.

For another project, we were faced with the same tight budget, but instead, we had three rooms to add artwork to. Wanting to give each room its own feel, not simply recreating the same piece over and over. We loved the material cost of the previous dip dye wall hangings from the previous project, but wanted to play around with something different for this location.

We decided to simply purchase different colors of yarn, some wooden beads, along with the wooden dowels, and came up with these pieces.

Other clients began requesting similar pieces for their spaces, and we enjoyed making them, so we just continued making them for other projects, and for clients to purchase on their own!