Removal of Wallboard Tape
We have carefully developed and modified the adhesive on our wallboard tapes, to ensure that they will adhere to a wide variety of plain, embossed or debossed surfaces. We have to ensure that they are plasticizer resistant; many of the current wallpapers have up to two or three colour prints, comprising PVC/PVA based inks. After printing, some papers are impregnated and coated with different proportions of resins, stabilisers and acrylate dispersions, depending on desired hardness or flexibility, together with acid-hardening lacquer’s both catalytic and thermal. It is imperative, therefore, that our adhesive is permanent and is not affected by any of these variants.
If repairs are required to wallboards whilst in situ, we recommend removal of our tapes using heat. A hot air gun will damage the surrounding board, a hairdryer is perfect. Generally speaking, you will be working with two wallboard tapes, each requires a slightly different technique:
- Cellulose wallpaper tape
- Removal should be relatively straightforward, the adhesive is supported by a filmic carrier and should peel away without tearing the underlying board.
- Paper backed vinyl tape
- Removal should be approached with caution as the product is a three-part laminate, delamination of the vinyl and the paper carrier can occur, leaving behind the adhesive and its’ carrier.