Updated June 27, 2019 by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

The 10 Best Waterproof Tapes

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We spent 25 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top selections for this wiki. Whether you need to seal a leaky pipe, keep a bandage securely fastened, or fix the hose that your dog chewed through, one of these waterproof tapes should be up to the challenge. They can take care of business even when the weather turns nasty or when under a lot of pressure, so you can go about your day without worrying. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best waterproof tape on Amazon.

10. SolutioNerd Silicone Seal

9. Rescue Tape

8. TradeGear Electrical

7. Flex Tape Rubberized

6. ProTapes Pro Flex

5. Tape Ninja

4. Spartan Kinesiology

3. T-Rex Gunmetal

2. Gorilla Crystal Clear

1. Nexcare Absolute

Editor's Notes

June 26, 2019:

For our latest update, our priority was to maintain a diversified list with exemplary selections, which meant removing Kendall Wet-Pruf and X-Treme Self-Fusing due to recent complaints of ineffectiveness from customers. We felt that the super-strong Gorilla Crystal Clear, with its infinite uses, and the long-lasting Spartan Kinesiology would stand as more than adequate replacements.

You'll find options for every use, from automotive, plumbing, and HVAC (T-Rex Gunmetal, Flex Tape Rubberized, TradeGear Electrical, SolutioNerd Silicone Seal, Gorilla Crystal Clear) to physical therapy and injury recovery (Nexcare Absolute, Spartan Kinesiology), as well as emergency preparedness (Rescue Tape).

There are a few things to bear in mind when using waterproof tape. Arguably the most important thing to do before an application is to ensure that the surface in question is free of dirt and completely clean. Otherwise, the tape will be ineffective. It's also good to know that many plumber's tapes do not rely on adhesive, rather, they stick to themselves, so be sure to wrap it strategically. Many times, you'll need to shut the water off completely prior to applying it so that it has a chance to fully fuse to itself before being put to the test.


Gia Vescovi-Chiordi
Last updated on June 27, 2019 by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

Born in Arizona, Gia is a writer and autodidact who fled the heat of the desert for California, where she enjoys drinking beer, overanalyzing the minutiae of life, and channeling Rick Steves. After arriving in Los Angeles a decade ago, she quickly nabbed a copywriting job at a major clothing company and derived years of editing and proofreading experience from her tenure there, all while sharpening her skills further with myriad freelance projects. In her spare time, she teaches herself French and Italian, has earned an ESL teaching certificate, traveled extensively throughout Europe and the United States, and unashamedly devours television shows and books. The result of these pursuits is expertise in fashion, travel, beauty, literature, textbooks, and pop culture, in addition to whatever obsession consumes her next.


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