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Use Blue Painter's Tape

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Always use blue painter's tape, not regular masking tape to mask areas when you are painting. Blue tape peels off easily, masking tape often doesn't.

By Linda

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April 18, 20050 found this helpful

Painter´s tape can be expensive. You can still use masking tape, just make sure it is paper-backed and not plastic coated. Peel off strips, and holding the sticky side towards you, lightly press it against your clothes. It will lose some of its stickiness and be unlikely to peel off paint when removed from the walls.

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September 10, 20070 found this helpful

i painted stripes on a wall...let it dry for a week and a half, then took tape off...6 of my stripes the tape rip paint off wALL...also tape bottom of border and rip some of border off...and i was using the delicate tape...i think the tape does't ruin my nice job i did..that is very aggrivating you spend so much time striping and have the tape ruin it...i woundn't recommend it to anyone...

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September 11, 20070 found this helpful

you should NOT let it dry for that long actually some recommend removing when stripes a finished painting and some wait just until the paint is almost dry.......better luck next time!!

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