Looking to work with painter’s tape but not necessarily sure exactly what to do or how to use it effectively? Well look no further, we’re here to help you use your painter’s tape exactly the right way with some amazing tips and tricks. Some of these tips you will learn in this article you will know whether to use a certain tape for outside painting or a different tape for inside painting. Combining of painter’s tape and plastic is a great combination when doing something like covering a door with plastic to keep the paint off it. The paint is meant to be applied to the outside and inside wall and you most likely don’t want it to be the same color as the door.
Here are 10 basic tips to painter’s tape you can implement on your paint job. Stick tape to the top edges of baseboard and peel it off to protect any baseboards. For a good seal apply a spackle knife to your painter’s tape. If you’re feeling creative with your paint you can use the tape to create designs on your walls that will really catch the attention of your houseguests. Green painter’s tape is surprisingly effective at making sure paint doesn’t seep beneath it. Grab orange tape when you are trying to cover any rough surface and it will stick perfectly tackily. For your more sensitive areas it’s smart to use yellow tape and keep those surfaces from being damaged. Make sure to not leave your painter’s tape on your walls more than 2 hours after completing your paint job.
Taping and draping include both the tape and drape in one easy to use package. Use it for windows and doors to cover the whole surface when just the edges aren’t quite enough. Be sure your seal is tight for all surfaces to ensure your work afterwards is limited on fixing it and cleaning it up. Before applying your tape be sure that your surface is properly cleaned so the tape can stick. Before using painter’s tape make sure all surfaces of a home are well sealed before taping and then painting.
Besides taping here are some other tips for preparing the outside and inside of your house for your next paint job. When preparing your home be sure to wash the outside of your house first, scrape off loose paint, make necessary repairs, sand to create a smooth application surface, re-caulk if needed, apply painter’s tape for doors and windows as instructed above, place drop cloths to catch any splattered paint, and finally prime your paint.
If you want to paint the interior of your house the steps are similar to painting the outside of your home. Take objects that are smaller out a room to keep the paint off of them, next take larger objects completely outside of a room or put them in the center, remove light switch or outlet covers (allows for painting behind them easily), use that painter’s tape around windows and doors you recently became acquainted with, and finally lay down your drop cloths. Now you’re ready to start painting the inside of your home. Thank you to Tribble Painting for their article “10 Painter’s Tape Tips And Tricks to Help You Get the Best Paint Job”.