The wife and I just bought an old house and decided to repaint the ceiling in the basement. I used medium-adhesion blue tape to protect the walls which were already painted with what appears to be latex, and did so successfully - except for the part were when we removed the blue tape, it peeled away rather sizable chunks of the old paint job from the walls.
My question is, how can this be avoided in the future? We are obviously now going to have to repaint the walls but are apprehensive to do so for fear of peeling away the freshly painted ceiling when we tape it off.
Any suggestions as to why the paint peeled in the first place and how to avoid it from happening again?
Thanks in advance