tesa 4338 masking tape

tesa® 4338 is a high-performance masking tape with an age-resistant natural rubber adhesive on slightly creped paper. It’s built to handle highly demanding paint applications in the industrial and transportation industries requiring the following quality standards:


  • Clean removal after multiple drying cycles
  • Oven drying resistance up to 248°F
  • UV/outdoor resistance for 7 days
  • Quick stick for secure masks
  • Curve-ready conformability 
  • Easy, controlled unwinding 
  • Bright visibility

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Common Applications

  • Masking for spray painting that includes oven drying (248°F)
  • Marine, train, truck, and other transportation paint masking applications
  • Industrial painting jobs


  • Adhesive: Age-resistant natural rubber
  • Backing: Slightly-creped paper
  • Total thickness: 5.7 mil
  • Adhesion to steel: 4.96 oz/in
  • Elongation at break: 13%
  • Tensile strength: 3.81 lb/in
  • UV resistance: Up to 7 days
  • Long-term high temperature resistance: 248°F