How to boost production efficiency of custom-designed doors.

November 21, 2018 Paul Roth

application of masking tape

We take a lot of pride in our ability to create high-quality, custom-made cedar overlay doors.

Our customers have discerning taste and they know exactly what they want: doors that match the high quality of their homes.

We can’t afford to have any errors in the doors we produce. They must be delivered right as per specifications, and on time.

Common problems while producing custom-designed doors.

For our business, it’s critical to have the ability to build any custom designed door.

Masking tape is an important tool for helping us get the details just right. A good piece of masking tape can not only stop paint bleeds, but also help with our production output.

Over the years we have tried several different masking tapes for custom paint designs with limited success. Either the tape didn’t adhere well enough, or it was too sticky, making the removal process difficult.

A piece of bad masking tape can leave behind residue on the door, which can take up to 30 minutes to remove completely. Not only does this result in lost production, but it also disrupts the operational process, increasing our labour costs.

A quick turnaround is essential for us to keep our target profitability.

Three ways 3M™ Performance Masking Tape Yellow 301+ helped improve our production efficiency.

We invited a 3M representative to come to our facility to review our production issues.

After looking at our operation and our applications, they recommended the 3M™ Performance Masking Tape Yellow 301+. This turned out to be a great fit for us for a few reasons:

  1. Not only does it adhere well to the door, but it also does an excellent job of stopping bleed-through - helping us reduce our errors.
  2. Even after being on the door for a long period of time, this masking tape is still easy to remove. It comes off clean and in one piece, leaving behind no residue so we can get to our next job quicker.
  3. The bright yellow colour is very helpful when you’re taping to a fine line. It makes it easy to see the work to help you achieve a very fine line.

Watch: 3M™ Performance Masking Tape Yellow 301+ in action on custom designed doors.

 Learn more about 3M™ Performance Yellow Masking Tape 301+.

Read more about 3M™ Performance Yellow Masking Tape 301+ and the whole line of Masking Made Simple products, or contact an expert.

About the Author

Paul Roth

[enBio=With years of experience in the custom homebuilding and renovation industry, Paul Roth has built a keen attention to detail and quality workmanship. As the President of Oxford Carriage Door Ltd. His company was one of the first in Ontario to produce cedar carriage style garage doors.],[enJob=President, Oxford Carriage Door Ltd.],[frBio=Grâce à des années d’expérience dans le secteur de la construction et de la rénovation personnalisées, Paul Roth porte une attention particulière aux détails et à l'exécution de qualité. Oxford Carriage Door Ltd., la société dont il est le président, a été la première en Ontario à produire des portes de garage en cèdre de type cochère.],[frJob=Président d’Oxford Carriage Door Ltd.]

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