The 7 Best Gaffer Tape

Updated December 15, 2016 by Steven John

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We spent 20 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top selections for this wiki. Although gaffer tape is primarily used to secure electrical wiring on movie and TV sets, it can, of course, turn its hand to virtually any environment that requires tidy and safe installation of cabling. Our selection includes colored options for easy identification of wires along with some particularly heavy-duty tapes for permanent installations. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best gaffer tape on Amazon.

7. Tape King Professional Grade

A broad and bright white strip of Tape King Professional Grade can help secure wires and make them easily visible in almost any lighting condition. It's a fine choice for setting up a stage prior to a musical performance or for securing the many cables of a server room.
  • shrink wrap keeps tape clean
  • easily conforms to many surfaces
  • slightly overpriced option
Brand Tape King
Model TK-015
Weight 13.4 ounces
Rating 3.8 / 5.0

6. Shurtape P-661

In regular light, a strip of Shurtape P-661 looks (and acts) like regular gaffer tape. In the dark, it will glow with a soft lime green luminescence long after its light source has been removed. Just know that you will pay extra for this glow-in-the-dark ability.
  • reliably writeable surface
  • acrylic coating protects pigment
  • glow ability reduces with time
Brand Shurtape
Model pending
Weight 9.6 ounces
Rating 3.8 / 5.0

5. J.V. Converting

The slim, half-inch wide tapes in this pack from J.V. Converting can be used to secure wiring, especially when double or triple wrapped. But they are the most helpful when used to mark various wires to help with quick setup or breakdown of lighting or machinery.
  • narrow core for easier transport
  • high visibility fluorescent colors
  • sides are too sticky
Brand J.V. Converting
Model pending
Weight 2 pounds
Rating 4.1 / 5.0

4. Devek Professional's Choice Premium

You will pay more for a roll of Devek Professional's Choice Premium than for many similar products, but you will also be getting a genuine cloth and rubber adhesive tape. This is a great choice for securing wiring that will be held in place for a long period of time.
  • durable vinyl coating
  • excellent floor adhesion
  • slightly shorter roll than others
Brand Devek Tape
Model GT-Blk2/50
Weight 1.4 pounds
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

3. Glow King

At eighteen feet long each, the five rolls of tape in this package from Glow King are too short for standard gaffer use. However they are perfect for marking exits, floor tracks, or for design elements that will shine brightly under a UVA black light.
  • also highly visible in regular light
  • made in the united states
  • tear easily by hand
Brand Glow King
Model 6259940
Weight 3.2 ounces
Rating 4.8 / 5.0

2. Pro Tapes

At one inch wide and with an 11 mm thickness, each roll of Pro Tapes offers the strength and versatility a gaffer needs. The tape is strong enough to secure most wiring with a single strip and is rated for use in temperatures as hot as 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • come in more than a dozen colors
  • leave little to no residue
  • 45 lb per inch tensile strength
Brand Pro Tapes
Model Pro-Gaffer-11-1x55-TE
Weight 10.4 ounces
Rating 5.0 / 5.0

1. Gaffer Power

Gaffer Power produces a professional grade product that can be found on movie sets, in theaters, and in workshops all over the world. Anywhere there are electrical wires that need to be safely secured, this thick, sturdy tape can play a role.
  • waterproof material
  • non-reflective finish
  • superlative reviews from users
Brand Gaffer Power
Model GPB30
Weight 0.6 ounces
Rating 4.8 / 5.0

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Last updated on December 15, 2016 by Steven John

When not writing or spending time with his family, Steven tries to squeeze in some mountain climbing. In addition to writing for several websites and journals, Steven has published multiple novels.

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