Updated May 13, 2019 by Melissa Harr

The 10 Best Gaffer Tape

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This wiki has been updated 14 times since it was first published in October of 2016. Although gaffer tape is primarily used to secure electrical wiring on movie and TV sets, it is extremely helpful for a variety of professional and casual projects. It is strong, conforms to surfaces, and won't leave a sticky mess behind when removed, like duct tape. Our selection includes both plain matte-black options for theater use as well as bright choices for color-coding and more. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best gaffer tape on Amazon.

10. AmazonBasics Black

9. Shurtape P-661

8. Eden Products Heavy Duty

7. GreyParrot 6-Pack

6. Devek Professional's Choice Premium

5. XFasten Professional Grade

4. Glow King

3. Lockport 2-Inch

2. Pro Tapes Pro Gaff

1. Gaffer Power Premium

Editor's Notes

May 13, 2019:

When it comes to heavy-duty, reliable options, most know the names Gaffer Power Premium and Pro Tapes Pro Gaff for a reason. They're strong but can still be torn by hand, come in an admirable array of colors, and are thick and reliable. Of course, this superior quality makes them slightly more expensive than some choices, but for those who demand reliability, the cost is worth it. For more casual uses, like bundling cables behind a desk or even painting, the Lockport 2-Inch or AmazonBasics Black might be a better option. They're both budget-friendly and arrive with a fair amount, so you aren't likely to run out too soon. If you're planning on doing some removable decorating, then we think a multipack from Glow King is still a top choice. The colors are eye-catching and allow for plenty of personalization, although it should be noted that they do not actually glow in the dark; you'll need a black light. Finally, one note about longevity. While we have looked for strong options that will work for a variety of scenarios, gaffer's tape is not the best choice in every single instance. Choose it for its temporary nature and lack of annoying residue.


Melissa Harr
Last updated on May 13, 2019 by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.


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