What’s the Strongest Double Sided Tape in Australia?

Do you have a project where you need to fasten something and be sure it won’t come off? Maybe it’s for DIY, automotive, or arts and crafts.

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There are many different types and brands of double-sided tape out there. Some are stronger than others, and some that are only suitable for certain surfaces.

This buying guide will be able to help you pick the best one for your needs.

The strongest tape: 3M Scotch-Mount Extreme Mounting Tape

Holds up to: 13.6kg
Length: 10m
Colour: Black
Material: Acrylic

3M Scotch-Mount is our pick for the strongest double-sided tape. It’s a great product for any situation where you need to mount something heavy without using nails or screws.

The tape has a double-sided adhesive that can hold up to 13.4kg, so it’s suitable for heavy-duty tasks like hanging tools or shelves in your garage or mounting a splashback in your kitchen.

It’s weather-resistant and permanent, so once it’s applied, it stays there. This makes it perfect for indoor and outdoor uses alike.

Runner up: XFasten Double-Sided Tape

Holds up to: Not stated
Length: 13.7m
Colour: Clear
Material: Nylon

XFasten Tape is a great product for those who want to keep things in place without using glue or nails. It’s easy to remove, won’t leave residue behind, and adheres to both smooth and rough surfaces.

It’s as strong as heavy-duty glue, so your items won’t fall off the wall.

You can easily pull out the tape from the roll, cut it to the size you need, and install it with ease. This tape is weather-resistant, so no matter what kind of weather you’re experiencing outside your window or door will stay firmly in place.

Also great: 3M VHB Mounting Tape

Holds up to: Not stated
Length: 3m
Colour: Grey
Material: Foam

3M VHB (Very High Bond) Mounting Tape is the perfect solution for mounting your favourite art or photos to any surface. This strong ductility tape is also popular for automotive work.

When it came to bonding 145-pound panels to the spectacular Walt Disney Concert Hall, acclaimed architect Frank Gehry didn’t choose welds, screws or rivets. He chose 3M™ VHB Tape. – 3M

This tape has a tensile strength of 90 pounds per inch, and it will not break even if you stretch it several times longer than its original length.

It’s waterproof and easy to install. It bonds quickly and has foam on both sides so you can use it without worrying about damaging your surface.

Best mounting squares: Gorilla Double Sided Tape Squares

Holds up to: 3.2kg
Length: 1″ pre-cut squares
Colour: Clear
Material: Foam

These convenient pre-cut squares of heavy-duty double-sided tape are perfect for any project you’re working on. At only 1 inch, they can be applied to a variety of surfaces, including smooth and rough. The strong adhesive can hold up to 3.2kg.

The adhesion is permanent, so it will last through even the most extreme conditions. These are great for indoor or outdoor use, so you’ll never have to worry about them coming loose in the cold, heat, or rain.

Good for smooth surfaces: Hercules 3m Dr. Nano Heavy-Duty Tape

Holds up to: 1kg
Length: 3m
Colour: Clear
Material: Not stated

This tape sticks to any clean, smooth, non-porous surface and holds them securely in place. It’s perfect for attaching items made from paper, glass or metal.

However, keep in mind that unlike other products in this review, it is not suitable for porous surfaces like brick or wood.

This product is temperature resistant and washable. It leaves no residue on your surfaces and you can use it over and over again.

Hercules Heavy-Duty Tape is non-toxic, making it safe for the whole family.

Also great: Gorilla Double Sided Mounting Tape

Holds up to: 13.6kg
Length: 1.5m
Colour: Black
Material: Ceramic

Gorilla Tape is an industrial-strength adhesive tape that’s designed for use with all sorts of fastening needs. It’s got a 13.6kg holding power (the same as the 3M Scotch-Mount tape) so you can count on it to hold whatever you need it to.

It sticks to rough and smooth surfaces. You can use this tape on basically anything (brick, stone, wood, glass, drywall, metal, and most plastics).

The bond lasts permanently and is weatherproof so is suited to both indoor and outdoor use, so your project will stay where you want it to be until you decide to remove it.

Best for arts and crafts: Scotch 237 Double Sided Tape

Holds up to: Not stated
Length: 7.6m
Colour: Clear
Material: Not stated

Scotch Double-Sided Tape is a mess-free alternative to glue that’s great for light-duty jobs like arts and crafts or hanging photos.

This tape has permanent adhesive on both sides, so it’s ideal for projects where you don’t want to spend time cleaning up after applying the glue. It’s perfect for mounting photos and other small items, like decorations or office supplies.

Double Sided Tape FAQ

What is the strongest double sided Gorilla tape?

Gorilla Double-Sided Mounting Tape is the strongest tape in the Gorilla range and can hold up to 13.6kg.

What does VHB stand for?

VHB stands for “Very High Bond”. These 3M products are industrial-strength double-sided tapes that are suitable for a range of purposes.

What is VHB tape used for?

VHB tape was released in 1980 by 3M. It was intended as a solution to replace screws and welds. It’s commonly used in automotive as well as DIY. VHB tapes can be used both indoors and outdoors on a range of surfaces. The first use case was bonding panels to the frames of ambulances.

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Steve Kropp

Based in Melbourne, Steve's passion is vegetable gardening, and he’s been writing about it for almost 5 years. He also loves all things DIY, and is always up for a new project. When not working on his own garden projects or blogging, Steve enjoys spending time with his family, cooking delicious meals from fresh produce picked from his garden, and coaching his son’s footy team.