I confess to being a bit disappointed with the performance of the original blue non-stick painter's tape. It lets some paint slip through on spackled surfaces and does not always remove easily, especially from wood baseboards. Next time, I will try the new Edge Lock type. However, I must say that the original tape is great for crafting, when you need to mask on paper. It removes cleanly without damaging the paper and can be reused a few times with clean results. It is well worth the price. I am a BIG fan of 3M products, overall. Keep on making them in the USA!