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Old 09-24-2009, 08:11 PM   #1
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Paint two tone???

Can you guys give me any tips for getting a nice crisp dividing line when painting my garage two-tone?

I'm planning on using a light grey for the top and a darker blue for the bottom 40" of the walls.

Any tips would be great!!!

I've already got really good masking tape.


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Old 09-24-2009, 08:31 PM   #2
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Do not use regular masking tape as it will pull off the paint. For fresh paint, use 3M Blue Painters Tape for Delicate surfaces. If paint over 30 days use regular 3M Blue Painters Tape. I hear the green frog tape is even better but have not used it. Don't buy off brand painters tape, it doesn't remove well and will pull paint.

It's good to run somethiing solid over the tape such as putty knife or whatever to assure even adhesion and do not stretch the tape.


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Even when using the blue tape, when you go to pull it off after painting, pull from the area closest to the surface. Don't pull from a foot or two away as you go, keep pulling gently from near where it touches the garage. Otherwise you can still pull the paint off.
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