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General purpose tape is extremely versatile. Its multiple uses makes it a firm favorite of handymen, construction workers, and home DIYers. Duct tape is constructed in many different forms and strengths. This makes it suitable for any job that requires a powerful adhesive with flexibility. It is extremely durable and strong and has the added benefit of being weather-resistant. Staples® carries a range of duct tape, glues, and adhesives to suit your needs.

Features of This General Purpose Tape
Duct tape is an exceptional adhesive that is known for its reliability under pressure. It is often coated with polyethylene for strength. The tape contains cotton fibers that add durability and reduce the likelihood of accidental tears. With a rubber-based adhesive, duct tape adheres to most surfaces and maintains its grip for longer than most household general use tapes.

The Benefits of General Purpose Tape
The rubber-based adhesive allows it to withstand moisture. You can even use it to patch up a hole in a water hose. As it's designed for patching heating ducts, it can hold up against high temperatures, which makes it very useful on appliances or in places where it will be exposed to heat. It is ideal to use for outdoor maintenance and repairs because of its weather-resistant properties. Duct tape was originally invented for military use and even NASA uses it, proving it to be of above-average strength and reliability.

What Different Kinds of General Purpose Tapes Are Available?
Duct tape is engineered to repair ducting, so it's strong, heat-resistant, and durable. Gaffers tape is suited for securing wires to floors, wood, concrete or carpet. It won't leave a sticky residue when removed. Strapping tape is designed for packing and shipping. Masking tape is thin and easy to tear, and its adhesive provides minimal surface adhesion, making it excellent for masking trim and edges for painting.

The Duck Tape® brand has a large variety including standard metallic tape, which has a 54-pound-per-inch tensile strength. They also have unique tapes for crafting with camo, mustache, zebra print, zig zag, and retro owl themes. You can use the different color tapes for decorating or color-coding purposes. There is even a glow in the dark option. The transparent Scotch® Tough Duct Tape is ideal for securing packages before shipping, as it allows visibility of all labels. Gorilla® Tape offers a Tough & Wide variety, which is engineered to stick to uneven and rough surfaces such as stone, stucco, wood, and tile.

How Much General Purpose Tape Is Needed?
Small projects like home DIY jobs, patch-ups, and organizing cords only require a small amount. There are rolls of tape from 3 to 10 yards in length that would be sufficient. Bigger projects that involve plumbing, home renovations or extensive use on cables would require larger rolls. The longest roll extends up to 60 yards. This tape is also available in various widths.

Are There Bulk Packaging Purchase Options Available?
Yes, there are. They are available in packages of three and six. The larger quantity cases carry 12, 18, 14, and 36 rolls.


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Duct tape rolls are part of a complete selection of school supplies available on Staples' back to school center.

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Color Scotch® Brand Duct Tape
Item: SS1081691
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  • Designed for crafting, scrapbooking, vibrant repairs and more
  • Strong and durable
  • Available in Sunshine Yellow, Pearl White, Cherry Red, Violet Purple, Hot Pink, Tangerine Orange, Green Apple, Sea Blue, Jet Black, Blue Turquoise
As low as 2.49 $2.49
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Scotch® Tough Duct Tape, 2" x 20 yds., Transparent (2120-A)
Item: 508638 / Model : 2120-A
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  • Duct Tape used for discreetly repairing household items, repairing outdoor furniture, cosmetic auto repairs, hanging decorations and repairing home electronics
  • 1.88" x 20 yds.
  • Transparent for virtually invisible repairs
8.39 $8.39
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Duck Tape® Brand Original Strength Duct Tape, Silver, 1.88" X 55 Yards, 3 Pack (241640)
Item: 24338439 / Model : 241640
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  • Tears easily by hand without curling
  • Waterproof backing
  • Better adhesion
21.49 $21.49
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Duck® Brand Fun Duct Tape, Chrome, 1.88" x 10 Yards
Item: 499211 / Model : 280621
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  • High performance strength and adhesion characteristics
  • 1.88"W x 10 yards long
  • Strong and durable
5.99 $5.99
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Duck Tape® Brand Original Strength Duct Tape, Silver, 1.88" x 55 Yards (241639)
Item: 24338436 / Model : 241639
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  • Tears easily by hand without curling
  • Waterproof backing
  • Better adhesion
8.29 $8.29
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Duck Tape® Brand Duct Tape, Digital Camo, 1.88" x 10 Yards
Item: 891428 / Model : 1388825
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  • High performance strength and adhesion characteristics
  • Strong and durable
  • Perfect for crafts and projects
6.09 $6.09
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3M™ Duct Tape, Silver, 2"x60 Yards
Item: 708489 / Model : MMM3900
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  • 8.1 mil thickness
  • For general maintenance, wrapping, sealing and protecting
  • Polyethylene-coated cloth duct tape rubber adhesive
17.79 $17.79
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Gorilla Tape General Purpose Duct Tape, 1.88"W x 35 Yds., Black (ADHGGT235)
Item: 192189 / Model : ADHGGT235
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  • Dimensions: 1.88"W x 35 yds.
  • This general purpose duct tape is great for projects and repairs
  • Black duct tape
38.69 $38.69
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Duck Tape® Brand Duct Tape, Zig-Zag Zebra™, 1.88” x 10 Yards
Item: 891429 / Model : 1398132
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  • High performance strength and adhesion characteristics
  • Strong and durable
  • Zig-Zag Zebra colored duct tape
6.59 $6.59
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Duck Tape® Brand Duct Tape, Zig Zag, 1.88"x 10 Yards
Item: 749382 / Model : 280978
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  • Strong and durable
  • Perfect for crafts and projects
  • Zig zag design
6.09 $6.09
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Gorilla Tough & Wide Shipping Tape with Dispenser, 3" x 36 Yds, Clear (ADHGGT335)
Item: 2302078 / Model : ADHGGT335
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  • Tough & quiet, ultra thick tape is easy to cut and apply
  • 3.4 mil thickness
  • 3" x 36 yards
27.49 $27.49
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Duck Tape® Brand Duct Tape, Mustache, 1.88" x 10 Yards
Item: 949964 / Model : 281026
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  • Strong and durable
  • Perfect for crafts and projects
  • Mustache design
6.09 $6.09
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Gorilla Duct Tape, 2" x 30 yds., White, 1/Case (6025001)
Item: 2302080 / Model : ADHGGT230
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  • Gorilla Duct Tape
  • 2" x 30 yds.
  • 17 Mil White backing
34.89 $34.89
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Gorilla Duct Tape, 3" x 30 yds., Black, 1/Case (6003001)
Item: 2302079 / Model : ADHGGT330
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  • Gorilla Duct Tape
  • 3" x 30 yds.
  • 17 Mil Black backing
52.99 $52.99
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Duck Tape® Brand Basic Strength Duct Tape, Silver, 1.88" x 55 Yards, 3 Pack (241638)
Item: 24338428 / Model : 241638
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  • Great stretch and conformability to hold tightly around corners, bends and curves
  • Recommended for temporary applications
  • Rubber adhesive
21.49 $21.49
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3M Scotch Transparent Duct Tape 1.88 In. X 20 Yd. Roll [Pack Of 3] (3PK-2120A)
Item: 2135906 / Model : 62909-PK3
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  • For both indoor and outdoor use
  • Temperature and UV resistant
  • Last up to six times longer than other heavy-duty duct tapes
42.89 $42.89
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Scotch Colored Duct Tape Blue Turquoise 1.88 In. X 20 Yd. Roll [Pack Of 6] (6PK-920-AQA-C)
Item: 2130880 / Model : 99477-PK6
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  • Available in a variety of colors
  • Color: blue turquoise
  • size: 1.88 in. x 20 yd. roll
40.19 $40.19
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Scotch Colored Duct Tape Sea Blue 1.88 In. X 20 Yd. Roll, 6/Pack, (6PK-920-BLU-C)
Item: 2130954 / Model : 99473-PK6
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  • Available in a variety of colors
  • Color: sea blue
  • size: 1.88 in. x 20 yd. roll
40.19 $40.19
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Scotch Colored Duct Tape Pearl White 1.88 In. X 20 Yd. Roll, 6/Pack, (6PK-920-WHT-C)
Item: 2130759 / Model : 99470-PK6
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  • Available in a variety of colors
  • Color: pearl white
  • size: 1.88 in. x 20 yd. roll
40.19 $40.19
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Duck Tape® Brand Printed Duct Tape, Black\Yellow Stripe, 1.88" x 15 Yards (283972)
Item: 24338440 / Model : 283972
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  • Tears easily by hand without curling
  • Waterproof backing
  • Better adhesion
4.69 $4.69
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Duck Tape® Brand Printed Duct Tape, Mermaid, 1.88" x 10 Yards (241791)
Item: 24338424 / Model : 241791
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  • Heavy duty
  • Works on a variety of surfaces, including wood, vinyl, plastic, leather, metal and laminate
  • Tears easily by hand for simple application
4.69 $4.69
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Duck Tape® Brand Printed Duct Tape, Diamond Plate, 1.88" x 10 Yards (283981)
Item: 24338435 / Model : 283981
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  • Heavy duty
  • Works on a variety of surfaces, including wood, vinyl, plastic, leather, metal and laminate
  • Tears easily by hand for simple application
4.69 $4.69
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Duck Tape® Brand Color Duct Tape, Icy Blue, 1.88" x 20 Yards (240980)
Item: 24338433 / Model : 240980
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  • Heavy duty
  • Works on a variety of surfaces, including wood, vinyl, plastic, leather, metal and laminate
  • Tears easily by hand for simple application
4.69 $4.69
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Duck Tape® Brand Color Duct Tape, Baby Pink, 1.88" x 20 Yards (240976)
Item: 24338431 / Model : 240976
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  • Heavy duty
  • Works on a variety of surfaces, including wood, vinyl, plastic, leather, metal and laminate
  • Tears easily by hand for simple application
4.69 $4.69
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