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How to Use Flex Tape

For projects around the house requiring an easy-to-use solution that’s super-strong and instantly bonds, seals, and repairs virtually everything, look no further than Flex Tape! There’s no need for screws or nails which can be an eyesore. Instead, rely on Flex Tape to make those repairs and projects easy to tackle.

Whether your desired use is indoors or outdoors, Flex Tape is the perfect solution that can be used on dry or wet surfaces and can even be used underwater!

Best Practices When Using Flex Tape

Step #1 CLEAN: No matter the intended use, make sure you prep the surface area first. Make sure the surface is free of grease, oil, dirt, and algae. Even an underwater surface needs to be cleaned.

Step #2 CUT: Leave the transparent film on tape and cut to desired dimension. Make sure to use a high-quality utility knife with disposable blades or a razor blade when cutting.

Step #3 PEEL: Remove the transparent film from the tape. Use your fingernail to seperate the film from the adhesive of the tape.

Step #4 STICK: Apply one end of the tape to the surface, bringing your fingers across to the other end of the tape to ensure you are removing all air pockets trapped beneath it.

Step #5 SEAL: Using your fingers, plastic squeegee or roller, press down firmly and remove any remaining air pockets.


  1. For maximum adhesion on porous surfaces, using a standard blow dryer will help the adhesives bond with the surface.
  2. Flex Tape’s bond will increase with time and pressure. Continued firm pressure will help increase adhesion.
  3. Once fully bonded, Flex Tape cannot be repositioned.
  4. Flex Tape adhesives may resist bonding to some plasticized or waterproof materials, siliconized, greasy, oily, dirty, or porous surfaces.
  5. Certain fabrics such as canvas, nylon, polyester, synthetics, cotton and some other materials may need up to 24 hours to reach maximum hold.
  6. If applying underwater, it is important to apply firm pressure to remove the water barrier between the tape and the surface to which it’s being applied.

*Flex Tape should be used as a temporary emergency repair. It’s designed to perform long enough for customers to fix the underlying conditions that have required it’s use.

For more information about Flex Tape, please review our FAQs.