What Kind Of High Adhesion Tape Will Remove Cleanly From Vinyl Siding?

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Old 05-20-13, 09:10 AM
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What Kind Of High Adhesion Tape Will Remove Cleanly From Vinyl Siding?

I'm stripping the paint on my concrete porch floor and need to protect the vinyl siding that borders one side of it. I plan to use heavy plastic to cover the vinyl siding and plan to tape it to the siding at both the floor level and about 5 feet up.

My question is what kind of wide (2") tape (I was thinking duct tape possibly) can I use that is very sticky, waterproof and will not hurt the siding when I remove it once I'm done?

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Old 05-20-13, 11:17 AM
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I use wide electrical tape. A bit hard to find (I had to order it online) but it works very well. I've had bad luck with some duct tape's leaving adhesive residue behind and once I was stupid enough to try Gorilla tape which was a bear to remove after it was on for a couple days.
 
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How do you plan to remove the porch floor paint? A metal [or maybe wood] shield at the bottom might be a good option. Basically any tape that will adhere great leaves a residue that will need to be removed. The ones that don't leave a residue and remove nicely generally don't adhere as well.
 
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I used a piece of 7" wide thin rolled aluminum that I put a 90 degree angle at the 2" point to form an L. I then slide the 2" portion under the metal vinyl siding trim that runs along the concrete floor. My thought is to tape the bottom of the sheet of plastic to the aluminum piece with a continous piece of waterproof tape like duct tape and then just spot tape the top of the piece of plastic to the siding.

So my primary concern is the tape I use at the top of the plastic that will be taped to the vinyl siding.

I know duct tape will hold the plastic but I'm not sure if I'll be able to remove the spots of tape residue from the siding without discoloring it or removing the color?

I plan to remove the porch floor paint with Franmar Soy Gel Paint Stripper which has been highly recommended.
 
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Old 05-20-13, 05:02 PM
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Since I'm a soundman I would use gaffers tape. Fairly good holding power and good release. It must be put on with the siding dry.

I see HD online has it as well as B&H photo in the city.
Also available from Uline
Gaffers Tape in Stock at ULINE
 
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Why would you need to cover up 5' up the wall?
Why not just remove the bottom row of siding?
 
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Old 05-21-13, 04:38 AM
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How do you intend to use the paint stripper. With a little care, the metal shield should be enough ..... or do you intend to apply the stripper, let it work and then remove it with a pressure washer?

What shape is the current paint in? It might not be necessary to remove the old paint as you should be able to paint over it.
 
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Old 05-21-13, 05:50 AM
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How do you intend to use the paint stripper. With a little care, the metal shield should be enough ..... or do you intend to apply the stripper, let it work and then remove it with a pressure washer?
I plan to scrape off as much as possible but will use the power washer for any remaining paint that doesn't come off.

What shape is the current paint in? It might not be necessary to remove the old paint as you should be able to paint over it.
Some of the previous paint has been coming off because it was latex based and the surfaced not prepared properly. I plan to etch the concrete after removing the existing paint then apply H&C solid color solvent based stain (your suggestion marksr from a previous thread)


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Why would you need to cover up 5' up the wall?
Why not just remove the bottom row of siding?
Because I plan to use a power washer for some of the prep work and want to insure no overspray gets on any of the siding. Also, the siding is CertainTeed "Cedar Impressions" siding which would be extremely difficult to remove from the bottom do to its interlocking design.
 
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Old 05-21-13, 06:59 AM
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Un-zip a row of vinyl siding and nail the plastic to the sheathing under neath. The only tape you need would be to secure the plastic to the metal flashing you set up at the base. This way, it doesn't matter what tape you use.
 
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Thanks PJmax, I think gaffers tape is my solution.
 
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