1. Proper Tape Removal

Proper Tape Removal

From the sharpest lines to the easiest cleanup, tape removal is an important step in your painting project. A little patience and preparation will help you avoid peeling away paint when you take off your painter’s tape.

Proper Tape Removal

From the sharpest lines to the easiest cleanup, tape removal is an important step in your painting project. A little patience and preparation will help you avoid peeling away paint when you take off your painter’s tape.

Proper Tape Removal

From the sharpest lines to the easiest cleanup, tape removal is an important step in your painting project. A little patience and preparation will help you avoid peeling away paint when you take off your painter’s tape.

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  • Here’s How to Pull It Off

    In the following steps, we’ll explain the importance of scoring. All you need is a putty knife or razor blade, and you’ll be on your way to a great reveal.


Step By Step

  • Wait

    Wait

    Wait until the paint is dry to the touch before removing the tape. Check the paint can for the manufacturer's dry times.

  • Score

    Score

    Use a putty knife or razor blade to score along the edge of the tape. This prevents paint from being pulled up with the tape and from cracking along the paint line.

  • Tape

    Tape

    Taking your time, lift up the painter’s tape and pull it back on itself, removing at a 45 degree angle. If adhesive sticks to the surface, try a 90-degree angle.

  • Clean Finish

    Clean Finish

    You’ll get a sharp, clean line and a professional looking paint job!

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