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Old 02-18-2014, 07:32 PM   #1
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Getting ready to paint this cabinet but not too sure on how to mask off the glass in the doors to keep the paint off it? I have some blue painters tape but its not too great, seems to let paint still get under it and its hell to tear off after painting because it wants to tear to pieces,


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Old 02-18-2014, 09:39 PM   #2
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Anyway to remove the glass?
That whole thing needs to be removed, all hardware removed, doors numbered, degreased, sanded, cleaned again, bonding primer, before painting.

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Old 02-18-2014, 10:43 PM   #3
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I agree with previous post except for part about removing glass. Try frog tape, after you get it in place, gently push it down with a putty knife to prevent paint seeping through. It should peel easier than the blue.
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Skip the tape and just cut in carefully. You'll get some on the glass, but you can just let it dry and scrape it off with a razor blade.
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Old 02-19-2014, 07:04 AM   #5
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I am removing the doors and cleaning and all but the glass won't come out of the doors and I am a new painter so cutting in with no tape is not an option for me ..lol
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I am removing the doors and cleaning and all but the glass won't come out of the doors and I am a new painter so cutting in with no tape is not an option for me ..lol
You don't need the tape. It takes longer to mask it off than it does to actually paint. You will get some paint on the glass. No big deal, just let it dry and remove it with a razor scraper as Davejss suggested.
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can you slip stiff paper under it ,between glass and wood ? if not frog tape .myself along with the painters on this site could just cut it in no problem .but I know that doesn't help you any. If the glass is smooth and not bumpy then yea you can scrape it down with a single edge razor blade. The best is to do as joecaption said providing the glass can come out
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And also as a newbie you can scratch the glass with a razor blade. Takes about 2 minutes to tape and obvious you are not comfortable not using it. Use either frog or blue tape you may have gotten a bad roll of blue I have never had the issues you have unless tape was old.
The easiest way to tape the glass, if I can explain it right, is run your tape well past the top of the glass. Now take a putty knife and press the tape tight to the top and start it down the side. Now with your putty knife holding it tight against the top rip the excess off. This should give you a tight fit on the top. Run it down against the side till you get to the bottom and again using your knife to fit it against the bottom trim rip the tape. This method will give you a straight tight fit against your trim. Continue all the way around the glass, then using the handle of the putty knife press the edge of the tape down that is against the trim.
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I'm more concerned with scratching the "glass" (it's likely to be acrylic not glass) when sanding.
Do not wait for the paint to dry before removing the tape, when peeling it off you fold it back over it's self, do not just pull straight out.
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I also agree with the don't mask crowd. I never trust the tape as the finished edge. If you use the frog tape it is important to run a damp sponge over the edge to seal it. The tape is imbedded with the stuff in baby diapers that puffs up and absorbs the fluid, so the sponge activates that material causing it to swell slightly and seal the edge. I also find it does not stick that well, so you may still get paint under the tape.
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Wondering what is between the glass and rails? Black glaze, clear silicone or a gap? Is this a brush or spray job?
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sounds a bit off, but vaseline carefully applied to the glass works well.

and a fresh out of the cardboard blade shouldn't scratch or damage the surface.

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Ok. I've decided to remove the glass to paint. On the back side of the doors there are staples holding the thing together. What I want to do is cut the staples on the top board and remove the top board and slide the glass out, paint, then slide the glass back in. My question is how do I. Re-attach that top board seeing as I don't have those long staples they originally used? I thought abouut using some sort of glue but is there aany glue that's strong enough? Don't need it falling apart while its hanging on the hinges.
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pick up some glass points, this is what is used to install single pane glass in wooden frames.

Can the staples be bent?

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The wood frame has a channel cut all along it and the glass slips in it. I need something to fasten the wood frame back together. It is originally held to gether with staples

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