This was a great product when I painted. next to my ceiling. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Bought this tape last week and tried to use it today and can not get it off the roll no matter how easy and slowly I try, it just starts ripping/tearing from the get-go. I've had this happen to previous rolls and thought that maybe it was just old tape but it's the same with new tape. I don't know what you have changed but this tape isn't worth half the price it cost any more.
i had trouble to get the tape started, so the next time you'all get a batch of tape to sell make sure you'all have it started already.
For ten years or more I have bought 3M masking tape instead of cheaper "generic" brands. (We use it to remove pet hair from clothing and upholstery, and not for painting jobs.) This product has changed. It is now tissue-paper thin, tears and rips and slivers and you are unable to pull off even a 4 inch piece! Now it is as poor quality as the other cheap brands.
I might understand the poor quality if made in a third world country...well I guess it is. I trashed the roll after the 15 th tear. No more SCOTCH tape for me.
I purchased this masking tape because I needed to quickly finish a project that I was working on. I chose the 3M brand because of their superior quality. However, they missed the mark with this tape. I couldn't even get a 6 inch piece off of this roll because it kept slivering. After several minutes of trying to get a normal piece of tape from the roll, I gave up out of complete frustration.
Sometime in the past 3M must have changed to a thinner crepe paper for their masking tape. It is impossible to peel the tape off the role without it sticking. Other people are complaining about the same thing. It's not worth saving a few pennies on manufacturing if it makes the product worthless.