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Duct Tape and Dad: A Dynamic Duo for Everyday Repairs


SPONSORED CONTENT -- (StatePoint) From torn teddy bears and damaged tablets to leaky toilets and wobbly table legs, duct tape and dad will save the day. A new survey from Duck brand, maker of Duck Tape brand duct tape, revealed that 87% of fathers consider themselves the family’s handyman, ready to swoop in with duct tape as their favorite fix-all. In fact, 95% of dads keep a roll nearby, whether on their workbench or in their toolbox.

“The survey confirms what we’ve long known -- that duct tape is a favorite fix-all for dads everywhere,” says Kerry Haugh, Director of Product Marketing, Duct Tapes at Shurtape Technologies, LLC, the company that markets the Duck brand. “Duct tape is more than just a tool; it’s an innovative solution that fathers know they can rely on -- so much so that they pass it down through the generations.”

The versatile tool empowers Mr. Fixit to tackle projects from ordinary to extraordinary. Ninety-one percent of father figures have wielded the sticky stuff to mend something around the house, including everything from car bumpers and doorknobs to sneakers and toys, with 63% saying duct tape is their go-to tool for a quick repair. When a discreet fix is needed, a colored duct tape comes in handy to aesthetically patch rips in clothing, cracks in toys and leaks in household appliances.

The bond between dads and duct tape is a time-honored tradition. A heartfelt 71% of fathers recall watching their own dad use duct tape to restore cherished items like phones, fishing rods, lawn mowers and light bulbs. The legacy of ingenuity and resourcefulness is one that 82% of dads hope to pass down to their children, with 74% of respondents saying that they’ve seen their dads repair something around the house with duct tape.

Next time dad needs to refill his duct tape stash, consider Duck Max Strength brand duct tape -- a strong and tough tape for all his repair needs. More information is available duct tape options at

When it comes to fast fixes, nothing matches the reliability of dads and their trusty duct tape.


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