Quicktruss Taper Double-sided Tape
Can’t find any decent two-sided tape? A new painter’s tool lets you make your own.
The Quicktruss Taper consists of two tape spools, two rollers
and a handle. After rolls of tape are placed on the spools, the
opposing threads of tape get pressed together between the rollers.
The new, two-sided strip can be torn from either side of the
The cutting heads are plastic, not metal, so they won’t gouge walls or skin. Pull the tape away from the tool like a lawnmower cord, then use the serrated edge to tear it.
The finished product can be made using any two standard-size rolls. For one side, for example, pick tape that sticks to a window frame but doesn’t leave any adhesive residue after it’s pulled off. The other side can be super-sticky tape that will hold a plastic cover firmly in place.
Using the right tape on the right surface is important. With the Taper, a contractor can pick the perfect blend for two surfaces being taped.
Double-sided tape can be hard to pick off a surface. Tape from a Quicktruss taper tape pulls right off. One half is stuck to the wall, one half to the plastic, unlike two-sided tape, which is stuck to both.
Double-sided tape is also both expensive and difficult to find
in paint stores, says Quicktruss president and CEO Dave Davis.
If using a sheet of film with one sticky strip at the edge, the Taper cuts down on prep work time, Davis says. Instead of struggling to tape down the other edges of the film after it’s placed, lay three strips of two-sided Taper tape ahead of time. “It’s a huge time saver,” he says.
Quicktruss launched the product at the Sherwin-Williams vendor show in January, and has reserved booths at the Paint and Coatings Expo in Las Vegas and Lancaster’s 2005 dealer show in Louisville.
Quicktruss intends to market the Taper to a nationwide network of stores that already carry Quicktruss products such as a hinge cover and a door stand. The company’s most widely carried item, an airless/HVLP hand tool, is sold in 2,300 stores across the country.
Quicktruss Inc. is based in Farmington, N.M., and was founded in 1996. “We have a stockpile of R&D products waiting in the background,” Davis says. “We’re prepared to bring them out as fast as possible.”
For more information on the Quicktruss Taper, visit the Quick Truss Web site or call (800) 250-3667.