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Paint is peeling off when I lift masking tape! Help!

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I painted before, but never had such a problem. Painted the bedroom and bath..and taped the ceiling with 2" 3M masking tape. I ran out of the role before I finished bedroom and after I finished bath. Went to Lowe's and bought brand new roll of 3M, taped the other 3 sides of the ceiling, painted walls, but when I pulled off the old tape it left glue residue on the ceiling and was pulling of some of the wall paint with it too. The new 3M tape I applied did not stick that much and I have less of the problem.
I still don't even dare to pull off the old tape from bathroom ceiling as I am sure it will do the same damage.
It is a disaster.. What should I do? How do I fix the spots where paint is pulled off without repainting the whole room? Thanks.
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If you use tape again, I have found that pulling the tape while it is still wet works better. Also, if you do pull it after it is dry, try and lightly score the edge of the tape with a utility knife so that when you pull the tape there is hopefully no paint still bonded to it.
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