Sometimes the hardest thing to review is a product that is so simple and effective, you don't have much to say. PlazMask pre-applied masking film falls right into this category. We found it very convenient and easy to use.
In short, preapplied masking film is a thin mil plastic sheet preapplied with masking tape on one side. When you unroll the prefolded sheet from the roll, it reveals the tape. This way, you can quickly and easily mask areas without a multi-step process.
Aside from using a system like this, you'll quickly find yourself rolling out 1 mil (or similar) painted plastic and then using paint tape along the entire edge to secure it to baseboards, door frames, window trim, or whatever on you are concealing spray, brush or roller.
how we use it
We use PlazMask in several fields. First, we used it on the stairs in the store space. This allows us to easily mask those out so we can start texturing the walls faster.
PlazMask plastic is thick enough to prevent low pressure texture (and eventually paint) from passing through.
We also use it around the door trim and even on the floor for the same reason. It can be applied quickly and easily. You just want to do it a little at a time. If you unroll it too much, the tape may stick to the plastic. Given the rather thin nature of plastic, this often leads us to cut our losses (literally) and start over.
Inside, we use it in a small bathroom. It helps conceal ceilings and doors…
And quickly finished the baseboard work. Once applied, we go straight to texturing again.
PlazMask Pre-Adhesive Masking Film Available Sizes
- 2 x 65 feet
- 3 x 65 feet
- 4 x 65 feet
- 5 x 65 feet
- 6 x 65 feet
- 9 x 65 feet
- 12 x 65 feet
Most sizes also come in 12-pack boxes – we recommend these for painters so they can simply 'grab and go' when needed.
Like I said – when you have a product that's simple to use, there's not much to talk about. We use it for residential paint, but I can also see this product being used in some automotive applications.
PlazMask does exactly what it says, and we found it to be an easy product to use. At just $7.99 for a 5 x 65-foot roll ($70 for a 12-pack), it turns out to be pretty affordable, too. Work it out and choose the size you need.