Is Washi Tape Waterproof?


is washi tape waterproof

No, Washi tape is water resistant rather than waterproof.

If you accidentally spill water on it or drop a roll in a puddle it will be completely fine and perfectly usable.

However, don’t try to patch a leak with it as it is not designed for this and will not work well.

Washi tape is a crafting tape which is sustainably made from Japanese shrubs such as kozo or hemp. 

It is therefore paper-based, the paper is usually sealed behind clear acrylic.

If you expose it to water for a long time the paper is likely to break down and not be much use.

If you are looking for waterproof tape we recommend Flex Tape or Gorilla Tape.


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