Gaffer's tapes are easily removable tapes backed with cloth. Unlike duct tapes, they do not leave residue behind when removed and are easily readjusted without difficulty. Gaffer's tapes are strong and durable and can be torn by hand for quick use at a variety of lengths. Gaffer's tapes are used in repair work, as well as to secure cable and position and label objects. Standard gaffer's tapes are black with a matte finish.