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How to Use Painter's Tape for Interior Painting

Skill:  Novice DIY'er

Whether you are a painting novice or a professional expert, painter's tape will help you achieve a flawless finish on your interior paint job.

For Best Results:

Select a painter's tape specifically designed for your surface type. Check for specific use instructions and tips on the tape manufacturer's website.

Textured surfaces may require extra time to seal.

Suggested Supplies

  • Painter's Tape
  • Putty Knife
  • Ladder
  • Rags
  • Sponge
  • Bucket

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Step 1

Make certain the surface you are taping is properly prepared, clean and dry.

Step 2

Tear off sections of tape that are no longer than the length of your arm.

Step 3

Make sure the tape is straight. Then, lay the tape on the surface and press firmly into the surface's nooks and crannies as you go. Avoid stretching the tape.

Step 4

Use a putty knife, mini scraper, or your fingernail to remove any air bubbles and seal the tape edge. Textured surfaces may require extra time to seal.

Step 5

Remove painter's tape using moderate speed and pulling the tape back over itself. Re-grasp the tape so that you are not more than 12 inches away from the pull. If the paint has dried, use the utility knife to scour the edge to release the film before pulling further.

TIP:
Allow more time for paint to dry in high moisture areas.