blue tape peels off wood trim

Old 03-10-01, 11:23 AM
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I'm painting the interior walls of my house and using blue painter's tape to protect the stained wood trim around the windows and doors. Fairly frequently, when I take off the tape after I'm finished painting (usually just a couple of hours after I applied the tape), some of the top layer of the wood will shred off with the tape. This happens even when I remove the tape very slowly and carefully. Any ideas on how to prevent this? When a large chunk of wood comes up, what is a good type of glue to use to put it back?
Old 03-10-01, 02:27 PM
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I usually use "low tack masking tape" which avoids this problem happening....Wood glue will stick the chunks of wood back but the section you speak of will need redecorating.
Old 03-10-01, 03:40 PM
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Try warming the tape with a hair dryer. It should let go very easily....Mike
Old 03-11-01, 07:32 PM
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Lightbulb Painter tape

I use painter tape. It is brown, and only half the backside is sticky the other half is just brown paper. That makes it real easy to peel off. It is about 3 inches wide, and the paint does not bleed through.

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