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Postby 4424ever » Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:29 am

Unfortunately lm painting walls instead of cars, women why can't they be happy with a reasonable hut and a great man cave? anyway We have a room with a boarder up around the ceiling that she wants save when we ( I ) do a colour change. Any tips on how to mask the boarder it's one of those four inch wide paper types. I'm hesitant to tape it and I dam sure don't feel like cutting in a dead straight line with my brush any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Dave!
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Re: Masking question

Postby chappy » Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:41 am

Dave there a couple of different types of frog tabe, blue and green , one of them may be your answer as they are not supposed to stick to tight, but the edge does seal.
It might be possible to test on a small inconspicuous area. Only guarantee is if it dosent work, Mrs will definitely notice it.
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Re: Masking question

Postby 4424ever » Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:00 am

Thanks Bob I've got the green frog tape and just checked it on the website and found they have a yellow version for delicate surfaces ( wallpaper) is on the list CROSS YOUR FINGERS EVERYONE :pray:
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Re: Masking question

Postby dge467 » Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:20 am

I just used the yellow frog tape to mask a wallpaper border and I had no problems! Good luck.
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Re: Masking question

Postby dreinecke » Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:49 am

I feel your pain. Yesterday, Wendy and I just finished painting the entire interior of our home. Where tape sucks is bleeding. I don't care what brand you use, they will all bleed. Use the yellow tape as stated above to not hurt the wallpaper border, and a VERY thin smear of clear, latex caulk along the line where the paint will go.

You'll get perfect lines everytime as the caulk seals the edge. I just did this on several color transitions between rooms or an accent wall and it works.
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Re: Masking question

Postby waaytoomuchintothis » Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:03 am

Don't try to pull the tape tight, that just won't work. Apply the tape without pulling so it goes into every little crevice. If you burnish the tape edge, it will always work. The failure isn't the tape, its the inconsistent wall surface.
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Re: Masking question

Postby RazorJon » Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:14 am

I use to use a 2 foot mud knife, lay the edge on what you want to protect and paint up to it with a roller

This was on the job when you don't have time to tape
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Re: Masking question

Postby chappy » Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:58 am

Sorry Dave , i must be color blind . Good luck with the yellow.
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Re: Masking question

Postby mattb » Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:57 am

Try sticking the tape on cloth then put it on the edge of the border. That usually takes off the really sticky part off and keeps tape from pulling up the surface you want to protect.

Those borders are great things!!!! Make the trimming part easy.
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Re: Masking question

Postby 4424ever » Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:01 am

Thanks to everyone for the advice I just removed the yellow frog tape and succeeded in my quest. Turned out very well considering it's grey over green and best of all it's been approved by the building inspector :banana-dance:
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Re: Masking question

Postby RazorJon » Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:02 pm

cool, glad you got the help you needed

hope to see some photos soon
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Re: Masking question

Postby chappy » Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:46 pm

Yay Dave , Slot racing lives yet in Peterborough.
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