My wife and i want to do our daughters room in our new house with a checker board pattern on the bottom half of the room. At this time there is just plaster walls. We were thinking of texturing the walls with orange peal texture then painting the design. We just did the same thing in another room and the blue painters tape we used to make the stripes for the bottom half, pulled off the paint and caused a royal mess to fix. we are going to have to do something different with the design all together to cover up the white lines from where the tape pulled up the paint. Also as we tried to repaint the area by hand the paint would roll down the opposite side of a texture bump and end up running into the other colors area so the lines were not perfectly strait (my wife is a perfectionist when it comes to this stuff). I heard about using differnent tape that would not take off the paint, but i did you blue tape and i thought that is what i needed to use. i want to texture the other rooms but do not want to deal with the possible mess again. what should i do? or should i just not texture the walls so they stay smooth and the paint does not pull up the bumps in the texture.
If the blue tape is pulling off existing paint, then you do have a problem, but it is with the existing paint job, not with what you are trying to do.You need to have a proper foundation( paint that is adhered well) to work with.