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Old 07-17-2011, 02:27 PM   #1
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blue tape

how far ahead of the paint job can this be put on?


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Old 07-17-2011, 10:54 PM   #2
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3m painters tape is not very sticky. If the area is low traffic (not likely to get disturbed/damaged) and not in direct sunlight or near a vent/airstream, you can put it on more than a week in advance.

Anything more than a few weeks, and you can damage the underlying paint. However, it should not be a major concern.

If it is in direct sunlight or near an airstream, it can dry out and loose adhesion.


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The green tape called FROG TAPE lasts up to 60 days on interior surfaces.

It has a special glue that reacts to moisture and "pushes" out the edge of the tape instead of allowing the paint to leak in.

Awesome stuff!
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Old 07-18-2011, 03:28 PM   #4
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And there are 3 blue tapes. Orange core, 14 day and 6 day
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