Old 08-14-02, 10:09 AM
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When removing tape after painting, do you wait for the paint to dry or do you take it off while it is wet?

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Old 08-14-02, 11:35 AM
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Personally, I prefer to take it off while the paint is still wet so it won't pull off paint. But use care so the tape doesn't get on the floor or drag along the wall.
Old 08-14-02, 07:30 PM
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I agree, but about when you do more than one coat? Thats where I always run into problems.
Old 08-14-02, 09:47 PM
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I never tape!.
A brush in one hand and a wet rag in the other hand.
Old 08-15-02, 06:07 AM
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fewalt has the way to go. It's tricky at first, and a paint shield can help at edges and trim, but a quality brush and learning to cut in saves alot of time in the long run. And yes, if you are doing painting two coats the tape is going to peel the paint and chip off dried paint from the first coat onto the second.

Give it a shot, that's what closets are for.
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remove before paint cures

If you wait for the paint to cure, you will end up pulling part of the paint off as well.

Lordecor - the answer is simple: either retape or live count on touching up the areas tht were damaged when you removed the tape. You could cut the paint film with a razor blade before removing the tape.

Easiest of course, is as fewalt says. Learn to d oit without tape.
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The key to cutting in without taping is two things - in my opinion - 1 a really good brush - they are worth the $$$
2 and patience - wish I could buy some!

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