Frequently Asked Questions

Trim Protection

Easy–to–use durable PVC tape that delivers long-lasting protection without the adhesive residue problems associated with conventional (duct) tapes.

Item No. Description Coverage (sq. ft.) Wt. (lbs.) Box Dimensions (in.) Roll Diameter (in.)
TP-1 1" x 108' 12 Rolls 108 6 13 x 6 x 6 4.625
TP-2 2" x 108' 6 Rolls 108 6 13 x 6 x 6 4.625
TP-3 3" x 108' 4 Rolls 108 6 13 x 6 x 6 4.625
TP-4 4" x 108' 3 Rolls 108 6 13 x 6 x 6 4.625
TP-6 6" x 108' 2 Rolls 108 6 13 x 6 x 6 4.625
TP-12 12" x 108' 1 Roll 108 6 13 x 6 x 6 4.625
TP-Multi 1" x 108' 3 Rolls 108 6 13 x 6 x 6 4.625
3" x 108' 1 Roll
6" x 108' 1 Roll
NOTE: All product numbers represent one full box of Trim Protection.

What is the shelf life of Trim Protection?

To obtain best performance, use Trim Protection within six months from the date of receipt. This time period may be shortened if the product is improperly stored or handled. The product should be stored in a cool, dry environment and should not be subjected to excessive heat and/or moisture.

Why can't I use masking tape rather than Trim Protection on the tub?

Trim Protection's PVC backing and clean release adhesive make it superior for use with Scratch Protection. In addition to its conformability it removes cleanly & easily.

Can you put Trim Protection over wood trim?

We do not recommend putting any adhesive based products on wood.

How long can you leave Trim Protection on clad trim and thresholds?

Trim Protection may be left on for up to 90 days or longer. Multiple layers should always be used for exterior applications where it will be in place for more than a few days. The more layers you apply the longer you can leave it in place. As with any adhesive based product you should monitor it in accordance with the product instructions.

Why can't Trim Protection be applied to brass or brass plated fixtures?

Brass and Brass plating methods vary widely. There is the possibility of damage to hardware if the Trim Protection is used.

What is the thickness of the Trim Protection?

The finished thickness of Trim Protection is 6.5 mils.

How should I remove any transfer or residue?

If a transfer should occur use Simple Green concentrated cleaner to break down the residue followed by a wipe down using denatured alcohol. Both of these products can be found in most local hardware stores. The Simple Green will break down the adhesive and the denatured alcohol will clean up any oily/sticky residue left behind from the Simple Green. As with any cleaner we do recommend spot testing both products in an inconspicuous area to make sure they are compatible with the surface you are working on. Typically, transfer will happen only if it is left on for longer than recommended and/or if left in direct sunlight for an extended period of time and/or if an appropriate number of layers weren’t used.

Is it OK to use Trim Protection on Anodized Aluminum?

Yes, but, you should check it from time to time if it is in direct sunlight.