5 Stars By Wonderland's Most Wanted on 2016-07-13
I was hesitant to buy, but I am so glad that I did!
This tape roller makes life SO much easier! I’m working on the tedious task of painting the oak trim in my house, white. It’s going to be a long process :) taping and prep work are the least exciting parts of any job, so anything that can help make that go faster and smoother is a winner in my book. I use this roller to run my tape along the walls above my baseboard trim, and especially along the walls at the edges of the walls along my door and window frames. It is considerably faster than trying to do it by hand, as you don’t run into problems of the tape twisting, bunching or stretching as much as when you do it with just the roll and your hand. It is also particularly helpful in giving a nice clean cut at the end of each roll, and having the tape ready to go when you start your next roll. I’ve probably already saved a good half hour of my life dealing with picking at rough, uneven edges of tape to try to separate it from the roll, and I don’t waste nearly as much tape at the end of a tear from the splitting and tearing that happens when you try to lose the end of the tear from the roll.
Psychologically, it seems hard to justify buying a tool for something that really, you CAN do on your own, but if you’re going to be doing several projects or a large, time consuming project like painting trim, the few dollars this costs more than make up for the time they save.
5 Stars By Luis on 2016-09-16
This will definetelly cut the amount of time for masking for painting, good plastic quality and easy to use and load the tape.
3 Stars By Jacob N. on 2018-02-28
Use on counters, baseboards, not ceilings. Limited applications
It's heavy to hold and doesn't help that much. It works as intended I suppose but didn't really help me keep a straight line. Not worth the money. Fyi use frog tape, wipe with a slightly damp cloth, then paint. Fantastic lines--best I've tried.
Edit: it's helpful on counters and baseboard, something where there is a ledge that it can actually sit on. Then it helps keep a straight line, just position the tape roll how high you want it. You think it would work similarly for ceiling but it doesn't. So buy for baseboards or caulking kitchen, bathroom etc anywhere there is a ledge, but not for ceilings.
5 Stars By Super Nova on 2015-10-09
Best build tape dispenser ever
Awesome tape dispenser, I use it to pull long strips for masking windows/doors by hand with 1.88" blue painters tape. It seems to be built very well and is quite durable, as I've dropped mine 2x now from about 5' onto concrete without any damage. However as with anything plastic a higher fall might break it. Also whats pretty cool is the little rollers help keep the tape from curling as much when pulling long strips. Also I used to slice my fingers occasionally on the cardboard tape roll if I pulled tape to fast while holding the roll in my bare hand....well that will never happen again with this tape dispenser. Just be careful the tape cutter blade is REALLY sharp, but it works well and makes great 90deg edges for making the inside corners of windows.
4 Stars By Daniel Lavoie on 2018-03-02
Tape it up!
I purchased this tape applicator to assist me in taping areas prior to painting. It dispenses tape in width up to 1 7/8" just shy of 2" for the cutting blade. It can use any brand tape with a 3" center core. Loading and unloading is very easy but moving two metal levers outward and pulling the unit apart which helps me to switch be tape types. I look forward to using this often and easing the burden of taping off areas prior to painting.
5 Stars By BTA-MALL Customer on 2018-02-12
efficient effective practical
cant say enough about this awesome tool for housework. used it to tape around moldings before painting. i have several of these little guys at my disposal with different types and widths of tape. so handy and economical. if you do alot of painting or just need a better method of dispensing tape for your projects get s a few of these. you will love them.
5 Stars By Casey Holley on 2018-04-13
Just What I Needed
This is exactly what I was looking for. It is a little heavy once you get the tape loaded in, but not too bad. I have a texture on my walls, so it takes a little extra work to make sure the tape lays down in the right place. Overall, I am happy with product.
5 Stars By Mike on 2018-03-16
Fits large painter's tape rolls, but doen't create perfect lines along walls or trim.
Great heavy duty painters tape dispenser. It fits the larger rolls up to 2". It is not designed to trace a corner or trim as the misleading picture shows, but it feeds the tape for you to align and press down.
5 Stars By Grorich on 2018-05-27
Yeah why not.
Did one project and it performs as god as it should. Takes a little getting used to, just like any other tool. If you use painters tape more than once a year it's worth it.
5 Stars By D.S. on 2016-06-09
Great tool for nonprofessional.
Works exactly as described and makes taping much faster if you are not a professional painter. If you are masking every day as a pro this would probably be a waste of money but for those of us who paint occasionally this makes masking easy and very fast