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MMM209048MP MMM209048MP Original Multi-Surface Painter's Tape, 3" Core, 2" X 60 Yds, Blue ScotchBlue™ Original Multi-Surface Painter's Tape removes cleanly without adhesive transfer or surface damage for up to 14 days, even in direct sunlight. It is a medium adhesion tape that is ideal for painted walls and trim, woodwork, glass and metal. Adhesives & Sealants 3M 238 Stock Available

    Original Multi-Surface Painter's Tape, 3" Core, 2" X 60 Yds, Blue

    Product Code: MMM209048MP
    Product Unit: RL1
    238 Stock Available
     (358 Reviews)  |  Write a Review
    • It is a medium adhesion tape that is ideal for painted walls and trim, woodwork, glass and metal
    • This tape removes cleanly without adhesive transfer or surface damage for up to 14 days, even in direct sunlight


ScotchBlue™ Original Multi-Surface Painter's Tape removes cleanly without adhesive transfer or surface damage for up to 14 days, even in direct sunlight. It is a medium adhesion tape that is ideal for painted walls and trim, woodwork, glass and metal.

Product Details

Code MMM209048MP
Unit Roll of 1
Brand 3M
Group Masking Tapes
Chemical Compound Synthetic
Color Blue
Resistance UV; Sunlight
Wt. 1 1/2 lb


3.9 out of Five Stars 3.9/5 | 358 Reviews Login to Review this Product
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1 out of Five Stars

save your money
July 14, 2022

buyer beware

Beware buyer.... if you like repairing walls an repainting where this crap rips the paint off the walls, then this tape is for you.... too sticky for walls... seriously, you would be better off using duct tape

1 out of Five Stars

A Lot Annoyed
July 7, 2022

Don't Buy if you like your paint on the walls

This tape sucks. It peels your paint off the wall. We used it a while ago to make lines on our wall and left it on for a few days to ensure crisp lines, and it pulled chunks off the wall. Tried again for a very quick 10-minute usage, and it STILL pulled paint off the wall. After TEN MINUTES! 0/10 do not recommend.

1 out of Five Stars

June 20, 2022

Peeled off paint primer and drywall paper

Bought this trusting the 3M name instead of buying other brands. Though it does do a good job of not letting paint soak through, that was the only pro. I am Sorely disappointed in the results, and apparently not the only one that had them. Taped off sections of primered ceiling and walls to get ready for paint and anywhere I have peeled it off has damaged the primer and drywall. Extremely disappointed and sick knowing that the other spots I have yet to peel are now going to be ruined as well.

1 out of Five Stars

June 16, 2022

Poor quality tape

I bought the ultra sharp line scotch blue painters tape and had disappointed results

1 out of Five Stars

March 2, 2022

Don’t waste your time

Not sure if this tape would stick to glue Actually watched it fall off the baseboards within 1 minute of being applied

1 out of Five Stars

March 1, 2022

Terrible! Doesn't stick!

I bought several rolls and then realized it was this new "sharp lines" type. It is terrible!! It doesn't stay stuck down! The regular scotch blue old stuff is way better! This is junk! Paint goes right under it. No sharp lines! Paint is everywhere! Plus the labels are so similar that it is hard to figure out if you are buying the great one or the crap! Useless product for painting!

1 out of Five Stars

February 28, 2022

If I could give no stars I would

This tape is an absolute waste of money. I would have done a better job free handing the rooms I needed to paint. Now after hours of time wasted using this cheap useless product I am going to have to touch up every spot I applied it, it did nothing but bleed paint in to every spot I had it applied. Ridiculous big companies like this one need to be held accountable. I should be given a refund and compensation for time wasted fixing the mistakes caused by using this product.

1 out of Five Stars

December 15, 2021

Pull paint off of trim and shower surround

I bought this tape to paint a bathroom. It was so sticky that it removed paint from the trim and paint from the metal tile trim in my brand new shower. I couldn't be more upset about painters tape.

1 out of Five Stars

November 18, 2021

Very disappointed

I thought this would give me nice clean lines down my feature wall. Very disappointed when I removed it and it took all my paint as well.

1 out of Five Stars

November 1, 2021

Worst tape I've used

Spraying a ceiling after walls were painted, taped plastic to the painted walls, actually to go back and staple the plastic/ tape to the walls because it wasn't sticking. Walls were painted just over a month ago. Now, trying to spray the ceiling and at almost every place the I spray were the ceiling and wall meet, the tape curls up. I took sever pictures with my phone, but could only load 1. Room temperature is 65 degrees. Never again will I use this worthless tape. Costing me more time to use than its worth!!!

1 out of Five Stars

October 3, 2021

Do not use - paint & veneer comes off with tape

I used this to identify boxes and furniture for movers. I thought is would be noticeable and not leave any residue. It worked as intended and peeled off the cardboard boxes and plastic tubs perfectly. However, it took the veneer off a nightstand and the paper off an old tray. Since it was still sticky I saved a lot of it for reuse. I used a piece of this to hang an antenna on the wall. When I moved the antenna and peeled the tape off, it took the paint off with it. I do not recommend this product.

1 out of Five Stars

September 19, 2021

Upsetting results

I tried this product for the first time and I’m very disappointed with the results. The adhesive was too strong, it peeled off the ceiling paint it was meant to protect. I had used the green tape on the same ceiling to use up what I had and had no issues. Every spot I continued on with the scotch blue ended up with damaged ceiling paint. Not only that it was difficult to remove as it kept ripping.

1 out of Five Stars

August 2, 2021

Utter failure.

I think a lot. I usually use a more expensive brand (there’s only one - you could probably figure it out), but since I was doing such a huge area I thought I would try Scotch Blue. Not a great decision given I was painting baseboards on my newly refinished hardwood floors - paint seat under the edge of the tape despite the fact that I applied it appropriately. Should have spent the money for the green tape.

5 out of Five Stars

July 5, 2021

I have tried lots of cheaper painters tape, this is the only one that actually works, cheaper tapes will actually cost you a lot of time and wasted money.

1 out of Five Stars

June 25, 2021

Tape sucks! NEGATIVE 5 stars!!!!

This tape does NOT work at all! We followed all instructions. We taped crown molding before painting a ceiling. After taking the tape off, paint literally bled through nearly EVERY inch of the crown molding....AND WE CAN'T GET IT OFF!!! It's so bad, we are considering ditching our crown molding! It is AWFUL! We would have been better off edging without it! Good thing I now have 2 1/2 rolls of useless blue tape! We DO NOT RECOMMEND this product and will NOT be using it again!

1 out of Five Stars

Low Life
June 11, 2021

Pulled paint off with tape

I bought this product a couple of weeks ago and was very disappointed today when I removed the tape and paint too. I painted a wall and waited 4 days before taping it off to paint adjoining wall a different color. I waited 24 hours after completing the painting to remove the tape. Very DISAPPOINTED

1 out of Five Stars

April 26, 2021

Worst tape there is

Stay away from this stuff, bleeds through and takes old paint off of surfaces. How much worse can it get! JUNK!

1 out of Five Stars

April 9, 2021

Don't buy, it doesn't even stick to itself.

I'm painting a vintage camper and before I'm even finished taping it is already pulling away from the seam.

1 out of Five Stars

March 26, 2021

Not so great. Disappointed

We bought this product, with it being name brand and using it before but we will not be buying it again. We are building/painting our new house and we of course tape off the walls to paint the trim/baseboards and such. Once it was all dried we started to remove the tape and it took of the paint and part of the sheet rock. So far this has happened in several places in different rooms. Also when peeling of the tape it seems to tear and make a tiny bit not coming off right by the trim making it hard to get off all the tape on the walls. Highly disappointed

2 out of Five Stars

March 20, 2021

Pulled up my paint

I used this for years with no issues. This time, after using, when I removed the tape, it took chunks of paint along with it. Now I must do a lot of touch up work.

1 out of Five Stars

March 8, 2021


Applied as instructed for painting the next day. Unfortunately most of the tape had peeled off. Instructions should read .... Apply using firm pressure and wait overnight then reapply. Repeat as necessary.

1 out of Five Stars

January 12, 2021

Took off paint!!

Was super excited to be done with building our new closet. Started taking off the Scotch Blue Original, that’s when my heart sank. I kept taking the take off, along with stripes of paint, and heart sinking turned to expletives. DON’T USE unless you want frustration and more work to do.

1 out of Five Stars

January 11, 2021

Paint seeps through.

I have attempted to use this tape several times and have still had pain seep underneath and ruin my work. Im a very particular person who spends sever hours in prep making sure everything is perfectly taped and secure before I start. Imagine my surprise and frustration when I find green paint on my ceiling after everything I went through to make sure it doesn't happen. Looks like I'll be painting a ceiling now and spending more money and more importantly time. I would rather chop of my fingers that spend money on this product one more time.

1 out of Five Stars

November 28, 2020

Doesn’t stick

Worst tape I’ve had to use. It would not stick to any surface very long. I would not buy it ever again nor do I recommend it.

1 out of Five Stars

Not happy
November 8, 2020


Took paint off my wall. Didn't do it's job. There's bleed EVERYWHERE. Now I have to completely repaint my kitchen due to this. Came off in pieces. Some I left on because I cant get them. Unbelievable.

1 out of Five Stars

October 14, 2020

Terrible Tape

This tape is pulling the paint off the wall and the trim I painted. It is also stuck to my floor and not pulling off completely. I have pieces of tape stuck all along the floor trim that I need to surgically remove now. Ugh! Very disappointed. This made the job much harder.

1 out of Five Stars

No one
October 6, 2020

Your product sucks! I will hand cut everything from now on and never again purchase your crap product!

1 out of Five Stars

September 15, 2020


DO NOT BUY. I bought this thinking it would be better. More expensive and terrible product.

1 out of Five Stars

September 13, 2020

scotch blue painters tape

this tape is terrible. It not only pulled new paint from sheetrock but also from the chair rail moulding. We had tape on for 3 days. never will I plan to buy it again..

1 out of Five Stars

September 13, 2020

The worst masking tape I've ever used.

This is absolute crap. Doesn't measure up to the cheapest similar tape. It comes loose and falls off almost as fast as I apply it. DON'T BUY THIS CRAP.

4 out of Five Stars

July 22, 2020


[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] My daughter uses this tape in her art work. She loves how the paint doesn't bleed thru the tape. It gives perfect sharp edges! I myself also use it when it redecoratingId or repurposing furniture.

5 out of Five Stars

July 19, 2020

Great painter's tape

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] We bought this product last month. We used it in the bedroom when we repainted. It does not leave a sticky substance when you remove it.

1 out of Five Stars

July 4, 2020

Ruin the paint on my walls

We used this product to paint the trim in our living room and when we took it off, it pulled so much paint off The walls that we’ll have to repaint our living room. Terrible product.

1 out of Five Stars

June 17, 2020

This tape suck

I took my time and place this tape in my window panes. Paint each pane. Removing the tape at an angle with care. Paint leaked right under the tape. The tape does not stick at all.

1 out of Five Stars

June 12, 2020

No stars in reality

Picked up some blue to paint my grandsons wall with multiple colors similar to your recent commercial. The paint bled under the tape in spite of my many tries to stop it from doing so. To make matters worse, it pulled off some of the freshly painted paint.

1 out of Five Stars

May 31, 2020

Terrible bleed through!

I thought I would use what I was told an excellent painters tape. I used a latex paint in my kitchen and taped off the chair rails, base board and cabinets. I painted the area and waited a full day for the paint to dry. I then proceeded to remove the tape and what a disappointment when I found more than half the area had paint under the tape where it was applied. I now have hours of repair to make the kitchen look presentable. Needless to say Scotch has lost a customer for life and I will tell everyone I know who does their own painting to find another product.

1 out of Five Stars

Does it matter
May 30, 2020

Where is this manufactured?

I have used this tape in the past with decent results but I want to know where it is manufactured. I will no longer buy ANY product NOT made in the U.S.A.

1 out of Five Stars

May 25, 2020

expensive and damaged my paint

I used this tape according to package directions and from the photo you can see the infuriating and disappointing results.

1 out of Five Stars

April 25, 2020

Damaged surface of cabinet and paint leakage

I painted my kitchen and used the blue painter's tape to protect my cabinets. Not only was there a lot of paint leakage that I had to clean up, but on a couple of my cabinets, the finish was damaged. The tape was only on for a couple of hours. I'll just do it freehand next time. Not worth the time, effort, and damage.

1 out of Five Stars

Double d
April 19, 2020

Terrible quality,spent three hours cleaning paint off oak stairs

5 out of Five Stars

April 17, 2020

The best for clean lines

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] The first time I used this tape was 20 years ago. Since then I have never found any tape that can work as good for a clean lines or edge block. This tape is the only one I would trust to leave on over 24 hrs or on delicate surfaces.

5 out of Five Stars

Mike the painter
April 17, 2020

painters tape

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I purchase Scotch painters tape whenever I have a painting project , it always works perfectly .

5 out of Five Stars

April 16, 2020

Great Uses for Everything

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I bought this one time and since, I always have one on hand. Not only is it perfect for your paint jobs, I actually used it on my hair brush to prevent it from snagging my hair at the crease of the brush because it is smooth and not sticky like regular tape, I was able to wrap it around the brush handle.

5 out of Five Stars

April 16, 2020

Great product.

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I have used Scotch Blue for years. Have never been disappointed.

5 out of Five Stars

April 16, 2020

Makes painting better

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] My daughter introduced me to this painters tape after she had used it for painting her home. I purchased it to tape up the trim in my livingroom before repainting after I purchased my home. It worked great and left even lines along the trim and baseboards. I will definitely use it again.

5 out of Five Stars

April 16, 2020

Woodworking uses

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I recently built four wooden wheels, hubs and outer rim from 2 by 6 lumber. I taped the surface of the lumber for the outer rim with my blue tape. Drew the complete wheel out on the lumber in four sections. A lot of drawing and changes on the tape, not a simple task. Well after all of the corrections, I cut the sections out on a band saw. Pulled all of the tape off and had 4 perfect sections with no pencil marks and no splintered edges. Love this stuff !

5 out of Five Stars

April 16, 2020

Fun to use

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] easy on easy off one tape to rule them all use all the time

5 out of Five Stars

Avid Gardner
April 15, 2020

A must have for every painting job

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I would not paint any room in my house without first taping off the room with blue tape from 3M.

5 out of Five Stars

April 15, 2020

15 Years & Counting!

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I have used Scotch Blue for over 15 years....I am an amateur painter and it is my GO TO tape for edging, avoiding mistakes/ is simply amazing! I recently painted my small bathroom which had alot of corners, shower stall, sink, mirror, etc. - this blue tape made it all happen. LOVE IT!!!!!

5 out of Five Stars

April 15, 2020

This is a must have product!!

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I always use Scotch painters tape when I paint. It makes any paint project easier and never disappoints me.