Peeling Bathroom Paint!


Old 11-12-09, 10:54 AM
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Peeling Bathroom Paint!

Hey Guys and Gals,

I repainted the ceiling in my bathroom in an attempt to get straight lines. I used frogtape (supposed to better than 3M), and Home Depot semi gloss paint.

The problem is the semi-gloss paint stretches, peels, and rips, whenever I remove the tape. links below.

Hoping you guys have tips for a fix, and/or a technique that will me achieve straight lines.


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Old 11-12-09, 01:45 PM
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I never use tape. Buy some good tapered & angled brushes, 1 1/2". That way you can draw a straight line.
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When you use tape and latex paint take a sharp knife like an xacto or razor etc and cut along the tape edge to free it from the latex paint.This will help a lot.Latex paint is sort of like a coating of rubber and will stretch before breaking when you pull on the tape.
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It also helps to remove the tape ASAP. I rarely use tape. Paint is subject to creep under it and as noted - it can peel up the paint. If you can remove the tape carefully while the paint is still wet, you won't need to score the edge with a knife.
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