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Should you replace painters tape between coats?

PaintersTape.jpgOrdinary masking tapes must be removed as soon as possible after painting each coat as extended application will result in warping and glue residue staying on the wall. This is possibly why some say to remove the tape as soon as possible.


Fortunately, tape technology has come a long way and some tapes now have outstanding performance. A good example is Bear 24mm x 50m Washi 14 Days Masking Tape. It is a professional quality, affordable masking tape featuring a high quality ultra-flat paper backing that resist bleed-through and ensures clean, sharp lines.


When compared to ordinary masking tape, this particular product can be left on for 14 days and will not leave glue residue and provides outstanding sharpness. There is also Frog Tape 36mm x 55m Delicate Surface Masking Tape and Scotch 24mm x 55m Delicate Surface Gentle Removal Painter's Masking Tape. These tapes also offer extended use and and have features that provide sharp lines and prevent bleed-through. Please make sure to read the product information before making your decision on what tape to use for your project.


I also recommend using a Pro Renovator 38mm Plastic Scraper to push the edge of the tape down for a solid seal.


Please make sure to wear personal protection such as gloves, goggles and a paint mask when working on your paint project. - EricL

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