DIY Home Improvement Forum banner

1 - 4 of 4 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
21 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Why do I have so much trouble removing painters tape from woodwork?There are always areas that the paint comes off the wall! I may as well forget the tape and cut everything in, I have to go back and touch it all up anyway.

 

·
Too Short? Cut it Again!
Joined
·
9,634 Posts
I try not to use tape unless I have to do so or there are to be many coats. I have been pleased with frog tape. It is supposed to have some patented edge system that seems to keep paint from crawling underneath. I always take a drywall knife and burnish tape down.

Oh well, you will find with a quality trim brush and some practice you will become more confident skipping tape for exactly the reasons you suggest.

By the way, I usually prefer to paint trim first and cut the wall color into it.
 

·
General Contractor
Joined
·
84 Posts
Simple fix, if you must use the tape method......be sure to take a razor knife along the tape line before removing it. It cuts the bridge of paint between the wall and the tape for clean removal.
 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
Top