If there are a thousand uses for duct tape, there are a thousand and one for gaffer’s tape, which is easier to manipulate and tearable by hand. Dad introduced me to this nifty little product named for movie gaffers. (What is a “gaffer”, anyway? And while we’re at it, what’s a “best boy”? I am pretty sure these guys all work in electrical or lighting on movies and in theater, but beyond that, I have no idea.)
Permacel Gaffer’s Tape. Better write your name in Sharpie on the inside of the roll or it will disappear. This stuff is that good.