The TFCL Team Tries Out Gaffer Tape

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Devek Tape sent the TFCL team a sample of their “Premium Grade Black Gaffer Tape” for us to try and review. We received two sizes of tape in two rolls.

The tape is vinyl coated cloth with matte finish to be non reflective. The package boasts that it is made with high tensile adhesive strength, leaves zero residue, and is hand tearable.

Gaff-tape-verticalThe purpose of gaff tape is to cover cords and avoid leaving residue behind. The main complaints with gaff tape are leaving residue, not sticking, taking paint off of the walls, and being too noticeable.

Devek Gaffer Tape passed many of the tests I had in place. I used one strip on the wall, the dirty floor, and my desk, and it never lost its adhesive even after sticking to itself. It also never left residue on any surface or disturbed the paint on the walls. The black matte finish makes it so that the light does not reflect off of the tape, but rather the tape absorbs the light.

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Then I tested the tearability of the tape. At first, I could not tear the tape with my hands. However, when I tried different angles, the tape actually ripped in a straight tear! I was surprised.

Although the package of the Devek Tape does not boast waterproof, most gaffer tape is supposed to be at least water resistant. When the tape came in contact with moisture, it easily came off the surface it was stuck to. The tape was not destroyed, so the cable would be relatively dry, but when I tried to rip the tape off, it easily came off in my hands.

Overall, I would have to agree with this tape’s name. It truly is a premium grade of gaffer tape, and I would recommend its use.

Texas Forest Country Living received this product for free or at a reduced cost in exchange for an unbiased review. You can purchase the product here.

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Grace Baldwin
Grace BaldwinContent Producer
(Bethany) Grace Baldwin has an Associate Degree in Journalism from Angelina College and is working on a double major of English and Journalism at Stephen F. Austin State University. She thoroughly enjoys reading, writing, and has an indelible passion for words.
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