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usaalways 06-20-2007 02:58 PM

Need quick response..masking tape
I primed the room yesterday and now ready for the red.
When i pulled the masking tape off, dry, some of the primer came off with it!
Is it better to remove the tape before or after it dries?
If after drying I guess I didnt do a good job taping?

johnny331 06-20-2007 03:13 PM

I believe you're supposed to remove the tape when the paint is still slightly tacky, so it doesn't pull the paint off as well.

You could run a razorblade along the edge as well now that the primer is dry

usaalways 06-20-2007 04:49 PM

razor blade! Yes!
I didnt think of that. I will surely do it. As u can see Im not too exeprienced at this.
Thax for the quick reply

slickshift 06-21-2007 06:59 AM

You are using the wrong kind of tape
You should be using Painter's Tape
(Blue or green)

Also, if possible, don't use tape at all
Painter's Tape is way over-used and way over-rated, and can create way more problems if not used properly

poppameth 06-21-2007 09:57 AM

If you are that unsure of you freehand painting skills you can try a small paint shield instead of tape. It'll help you keep a neater line and is removed immediately with no adhesives involved. Just make sure to clean the paint off the edge frequently.

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