The use of electrical tape to cover holes in electrical fixtures and the like is as old as electricity itself. It’s also one of those things that is relatively easy to use, yet still leaves an impression. If you have a new construction home, you will find that electrical tape is used throughout the construction process. You’ll find it on any new construction home that has an electrical fixture like a socket, light, or window.
A couple of years ago, I was having a conversation with a friend about electrical tape and his use of it for the new construction homes he’s worked on. He asked me what he was going to use it for, and I told him it was for electrical tape. I mean, for sure electrician tape would work, but electrical tape is so much more than just electrical tape. I’ve never seen electrical tape used before.
Well, lets face it, if you have to ask what kind of tape you should be using for your new home, you haven’t done your research. And that’s where this guide comes in.
I have used electrical tape in a couple of projects and I have to say that the results were amazing. It worked for the projects I did and it did work for the projects they did. Ive since made more than my share of electrical tape projects and I can say that I have never, ever had any problems with my work.
You can use electrical tape for a number of purposes, from fixing and covering up a broken lamp, removing staples from a repair, building a wall, wrapping a pipe around a roof, and so on. To be honest, you should do all of the above at least a few times to save money. When you see the price tag on a tape you like, you may feel a little guilty, but that’s completely normal.
A lot of that is related to the way the tape is manufactured. For example, if you use tape on a lamp, it will probably have a certain type of adhesive on it so you can put the lamp back together again. A tape that is sticky and cheap won’t have the same adhesive strength, and you can’t put the lamp back together. The same applies to the way tape is made.
The way the tape business works is that the more expensive tape will have a stronger adhesive, but the cheaper tape will have a weaker adhesive. Most of the tape you will find in the store will be the cheaper standard tape. If you want to use something on your lamps, you will most likely need to pay extra for the stronger adhesive type.
If you are using vinyl tape, it’s not really that important, but consider the type of adhesive that comes on the tape. Cheap, non-sticky tape is easy to use, but you will need to have a stronger adhesive to keep the lamp in place. A good, strong adhesive will not only keep the lamp in place, it will also stick the tape to your lamp.
Vinyl tape does have its advantages. It is easier to adhere to a lamp than it is to a wall, but it can be tricky to use. I have had a lamp that I have to use a little more care and attention than if it were a wall, because it is so easy to lose hold of the lamp when using the tape.
If you’re going to use tape, make sure to use a stronger, non-sticky one. It’s like putting duct tape on a carpet, it won’t hold up to the carpet’s roughness. You’ll also find that it takes longer to adhere than a regular wax-based adhesive.