One of my pet peeves is tape. It’s not so much tape itself. Properly used, tape is a great quick way to wrap presents and stick stuff up.
The problem is, it has a tendency to “stick around”…especially if used outdoors. If it’s not immediately removed, the sun’s UV rays get a hold of it and you end up with a dried, cracked, ugly mess. Today I took a walk around our campus and there was hardly a surface that I didn’t see that showed damage left by tape.
Tape Damage Around Trinity
So what’s the solution?
- Never use packing tape when scotch tape will work.
- I’m a huge fan of 3M Command Adhesives.
- If you STICK IT UP, take responsibility and CLEAN IT UP. Do it before it drys, shrinks and cracks.
- If you see that there is sticky residue, use Goo Gone before the surface is covered in dirt and grime.
- For tape left on glass, use a razor blade to remove.
- If you HAVE to use tape… roll it in a loop and attached to each corner on the back so you can’t see it. As a side benefit, it also removes SO much easier.
This takes the cake…
I have no words. Rather than reprinting, someone put tape over our plexi sign holder to cover the incorrect information.