SearchAsk us anythingarrow rightCan you wrap bare wire with electrical tape?While electrical tape can be used for minor cord or wire repairs as a temporary solution, do not wrap it around exposed and bare wire.Let's Get It Fixed!Our virtual experts can diagnose your issue (for free!) and resolve simple problems.Chat with a live expertChat nowCall 1 (855) 466-3948Call nowRATESHARECopy linkTwitterFacebookmagnifying glassLink copied to clipboard.SUBMIT AN ANSWERShop Recommended ProductsShop HomeX Recommended ProductsRELATED QUESTIONSIs electrical tape safe?It's not a good idea to cover the electrical tape with another layer of insulation. Is that correct? It's a good idea to choose between one or the other when pressing a flammable insulation against electrical tape.Can you get shocked through electrical tape?It means anything past a small cut. Live wires can cause shocks if you touch them, so replace cords that have become majorly impaired.Can you cap off a hot wire?You don't have to worry about the bare copper wire as long as you cap off every neutral and hot wire. It's important to remove a device from a circuit.Can you strip a live wire?You can use insulated pliers to cut a live wire. Is that correct? They can be used to tighten wires.Should I wrap wire nuts with electrical tape?It's not safe to use tape in place of wire nuts. Some people wrap wire nuts with tape. You probably won't find any wire nut manufacturers telling you to do it.Can I use electrical tape to cover exposed wire?Although a good 33+ rated electrical tape can be used to repair minor cord or wire damage, it should never be used in places where bare electrical wire is present. If the inner insulation is intact, electrical tape can be used as a safe repair option.