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Old 04-12-2008, 06:03 PM   #1
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How do I tape wall to keep paint from bleeding Thru?


Our house is full of textured walls and we have been trying to tape off the walls using the good painters tape but the paint still gets under the tape. Does anyone have any ideas on how to stop this from happening.

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How do I tape wall to keep paint from bleeding Thru?


Go over the tape with a very dry brush (just a little paint on it). This should create a seal between the tape and the wall after it dries. Then go back and put on a little heavier coat of paint the next time.
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How do I tape wall to keep paint from bleeding Thru?


Thanks that's a good suggestion. I've also heard about using painter's caulking on top of the tape and then painting over the caulking and when you remove the tape some of the caulking stays on the wall and prevents the paint getting under the tape. Has anyone used that before?
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How do I tape wall to keep paint from bleeding Thru?


I've heard of several ways to prevent bleed when used with smooth walls (thin caulk, burnishing the tape, "frog tape", etc.) but I don't know of any ways to tape textured walls. Just a good brush and a steady hand...

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How do I tape wall to keep paint from bleeding Thru?


The best way is to not use tape to cut lines
It's best used for keeping splatter off trim and other surfaces
Not for actually cutting the lines

A quality paint, quality brush, and a steady hand is the best way
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How do I tape wall to keep paint from bleeding Thru?


I have rental property and I have to repaint after every turn around. What I found that best works is, I use a piece of plexy glass and slide it flush agianst trim. I have that I can keep less paint off the trim and makes the job faster as you do not have to tape all the trim.

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