Is washi tape removable?

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Is it removable? Will it leave tape residue?
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  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Feb 05, 2017
    Its removable but still leaves a bit of residue if you leave it on for a long time. You can usually fix that up with a paste of coconut oil and baking soda.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Feb 05, 2017
    Why would you choose to use that when there are so many other options?
  • Ilene Ilene on Feb 05, 2017
    Thank you both. what are some of the "many other options" you mention?
  • Sherry Cohen Sherry Cohen on Feb 13, 2017
    Yes. I've put it on the front of shelves in my son's closet and then labeled the washi tape strip with a regular label maker.
  • Ilene Ilene on Feb 13, 2017
    Thank you. need something removable.
  • Ilene Ilene on Feb 13, 2017
    Thank you. I need something that is removable.
  • Kay Lilland Kay Lilland on Feb 13, 2017
    it is removeable--just another name for masking tape like painters and DIYers used for years.
  • Ilene Ilene on Feb 13, 2017
    Everyone has been very helpful. Thank you for adding your voice.
  • Flipturn Flipturn on Aug 26, 2018

    Kay is right that washi tape is very similar to masking tape in that it has a sticky backing. The differences are that the width of the rolls are much narrower, and the frontside is generally more of a thin delicate papery texture, as opposed to the more robust texture of masking tape. Washi tape is intended to be used as a decorative trim in craft or design applications, rather than purely functional masking tape.

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