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Vermont Hardwoods solid wood picture frame molding

A Certain Color of tape.

DVieau2

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Seeking a Brand of masking or packaging tape that matched the color of Kraft Paper?

I wrap finished frames with Kraft Paper and I think it would look a bit nicer if the tape was more similar to the color of paper.
 

wvframer

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Butcher shops still use kraft paper tape. It has to be moistened. You used to be able to buy a dispenser that had a reservoir of water. I would start looking at grocery and restaurant suppliers. And a trip to TALAS website might produce something.

Kraft tape is still the main method of finishing the backs of frames in the UK, so may Lion might be a good place to look. They may have a pressure-sensitive tape which might be easier to work with.
 

DVieau2

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Thanks.
If I purchased Kraft tape can I assume it will be the same color or darn close?
 

wvframer

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Probably close is the most you can hope for. I still use brown kraft paper for a lot of things. Every roll is a slightly different color these days.
 
Vermont Hardwoods solid wood picture frame molding

prospero

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Is this what you are looking for?


Many framers in the UK use this or similar for sealing frame backs (not me - I'm strictly a wet man).
 

Finest Fabric

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Best price I have found for pressure sensitive Flatback Brown Tape is here, I have ordered many times...

 
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