Gaffers tape is now more widely used as a duct tape replacement. Unlike duct tape, it’s highly removable from most surfaces and a better choice most anywhere you would typically reach for duct tape. You’ll notice the benefits right away as you tear the first strip off the roll. Gaffers tape is cloth with an adhesive that removes clean from most surfaces. Gaffers tape tears easily by hand, removes from most surfaces and doesn't leave that notoriously sticky residue synonymous with duct tape.