Double sided tape can be a very useful type of tape. In most types of tape, the adhesive or “sticky part” is applied to one side of the tape only. This means people wrapping gifts, for instance, will have to show the tape on the outside of the gift, which some people feel isn’t pretty enough. In contrast, double sided tape has adhesive on both sides of the tape, which can allow people to attach two things together without the tape showing.
For regular types of tape for home use, it’s important to decide whether doubled sided tape is required. Sometimes the second side adhesive can be more disadvantage than advantage. If the other side of the tape is exposed, it can stick to other things. Single-sided tape may be more appropriate for some projects.
Perfectly neat wrapping of gifts though, can occur when the tape is placed in between the layers of paper that need to be stuck together. The tape shouldn’t show. Another useful application of the tape is in plenty of crafts projects. It can replace glue and attach two things together at the same time. Artwork can be mounted on boards with double sided tape, and plenty of people making scrapbooks use it.
For projects that require special care, there are low acid versions of double sided tape that can be purchased in art supply stores and in plenty of places online. Other types of this tape are available for use in taping fabric, or for plenty of construction applications. However, in grocery stores, the most common double sided tapes found are simple brands like Scotch ® Tape for basic use at home.
There are some unusual uses for this tape. Special types of this tape can be used to keep latex bra cups or Braza® bras in place. Doctors can use special tape to appropriately position certain types of medical devices like tracheotomy tubes. Double sided duct tape has numerous applications in construction and home repair. Plastic sheeting, for instance, can be kept in place with it.
Though most times, people don’t want the second adhesive side part showing, there are some reasons why the second side should remain exposed. People could use the tape for tools that seem to slip out of the hand, like hammers. Through repeated use, the adhesive would eventually wear off and the tape would need to be replaced.