Choosing the right tape is as important as choosing the right tool. Here is one of our favorite choices and why. Painter's tapeSure, it costs more than the beige masking tape, but it also deposits less adhesive residue and won't pull up loose wood fibers.Use it to: keep stain or finish off areas to be glued, pull together small glue-up parts, label project parts, and protect bar clamps or wood surfaces from glue squeeze-out.