For wind I believe you want something called a Dead Cat, which is kind of a
wooly thing that goes over the mic. You’ve probably seen it in the blooper
reel when a boom mic comes into frame.
My favorite tape is .75″ Sherwin Williams masking tape for most of my tape
needs. It unrolls easily and is awesome. SCOTCH 3M TAPE INDIVIDUALLY
WRAPPED IS GARBAGE. IT COMES OFF IN SLIVERS. I CALLED SCOTCH AND THEY WINED
THAT WHEN THEY SHRINK WRAP IT, it melts the adhesive. Then they told me
they’d replace it BUT THAT I SHOULD MAIL IT BACK TO THEM.
that’s how you get rid of the birds
3m 2020 & 3m blue edgelock
much video. ….. Only you had that which is good and bad
A “Dead Cat” wind screen for your Mic will cut down or eliminate your wind
noise. Thank you for the educational video.
To get rid of the wind or at least to minimize it, get one of those
microphones with a fluffy stuff around it, it reduces the wimd noise.
excellent video and great info! thank you.
whos dislike the review!??
where do u buy ur 3m 2020 in bulk ? takin a guess s&w
Frog tape is awesome. Definitely worth the money. I use Hystik tapes where
you use 2020. More easily available in Australia. Storage is important.
Don’t beat up the rolls and keep them out of the sun.
3M 20/20 all day…
That paint life hat is dope ass hell lol you have those in snap back?
Thanks for the video. I don’t like frog tape. I bought it when doing
stripes in a room, and it was just awful. Blue tape sucks too. The white
cheap tape is super sticky, and haven’t used that in years. I ended up not
wasting money on tape and just getting a good paint brush and doing all my
edges with the brush.
Hey Chris I’ve been in business for Over 21 years in the Portland Oregon
area, we exclusively use 3m 2030 not 2020 its a little bit more money and
worth every penny, in a pinch you can leave it on outside over night, its a
thicker paper and doesn’t splinter as you call it as bad as 2020 in my
professional opinion, give it a try, but you probably won’t find it at most
S-W stores you’ll have to ask them to bring it in for you, we get it at
Rodda paint and some Miller paint stores carry it also, I also notice that
you don’t use the Hyde brand spray poles, I’ve been using them for almost
20 years, accualy a local painter from our area invented them and put them
in a few paint stores year’s ago and then he sold out to Hyde tools THEY
ARE THE ONLY WAY TO GO!!!but take some time to get used to
always trying to help other painters improve like yourself thanks
Jim Dale, Award Painting Inc.
by the way I know Cody and his family from The Oregon City area family
friends for 40 + years
What tape is used for the “caulking the tape” to prevent paint bleed and
I’ve never found any of your videos that detail that procedure other than
Painters Mate!!!! Total GARBAGE!!! I dont know how they can even sell this
crap!!! never sticks!!!! Pls !!!like Chris Said Frog tape and 2020 are the
best in my experience as well! Keep up the Great work Chris!
Which tape do you use for masking off interior trim that you have painted,
and how long do you let it dry before applying the tape?
@Idahopainter do you have anything on spraying different types of
did I hear you mention something about tips on bidding
My fiance and I just bought our first home and will be spending the next
week painting several rooms. I’ve got a decent amount of painting
experience as a diy-er, but it’s been a few years and your videos have
really helped me brush up on my knowledge. I’m immensely grateful!
rite on thanks
I spoke with a local painter in Dallas, TX who said that even the delicate
surface tape has removed the clear coat from a customer’s hardwood floor.
He had to pay to replace the floors. Has that ever happened to you? I’ve
been a little shy about using tape on wood floors ever since.
Is there a masking tape that is paint-friendly yet sticks well giving good
adhesion to walls? Is it true that the more paint-friendly a masking tape,
the less sticky?
Question for you ! When you guys have to do 2 – 3 coats , would you tape
baseboards to save time ? Also would frog tape be good on baseboards ? have
alot of problems with tape splinters and paint bleeding through leaving bad
and idea for you (only cause u asked) to stop the wind from picking up on
the mic and effecting the video audio , maybe try placing a board beside
your camera to block or redirect the wind off the mic
Those are my two fav tapes as well (2020 and Frog).
@The Idaho Painter I’m sure its been mentioned already but I hear other big
time YouTubers use a little fuzzy ball that goes over the camera mic. It
muffles out the wind really well and I imagine it might muffle the birds a
little too. I’ve heard Roman Atwood mention it a bunch of times. Here is
one on Amazon but I think I’ve heard Roman Atwood and maybe even
Wranglerstar mention them at much cheaper prices.
I only like taping when I paper. After calcing the cost, the time spent
taping, removing, and the cost of the tape, cutting in is just better.
A rag and a putty knife is great for fixing mistakes.
I do agree that frog tape is the best.
I just used yellow frog tape on trim I just sprayed yesterday morning and
it wouldn’t stick for more the 5 mins even though the container says it’s
good for painted surfaces 24hrs old. I had to remask with 2020 and it never
pulled the paint off as i was worried it would. Green frog tape is awesome,
not sure about yellow yet.
If you want the wind to stop, just plan on taking the kids out to fly a
So the best tape to use, in your experience, is 3M 2020 and Frog Tape. For
exteriors use Scotch Exterior blue tape. Did I get that right? I’ve bounced
around to some other videos. SW website, and watched this one a few times
A bonus with Frog Tape is that it comes in the plastic case so it stops
crud collecting on the tape edge in storage.
How to get rid of the chirping birds and wind noise, in the background:
Not sure what kind of camera you are using, but most of them (including
cell phone cameras) have the ability to use an auxiliary microphone.
When mic-ing in a loud environment, the mic of choice is called a shotgun
These are the long and narrow tube like microphones. The long tube allows
the mic to pick up the audio source the tube is pointed directly at, and
attenuate (reduce) surrounding noise. With the addition of the foam cover,
it will pretty much block out all surrounding noises, and just pick up
whatever you have it aimed at.
I strongly suggest you take a look at getting one. Even a cheap one would
do a lot to help reduce the background noices of your outdoor videos.
Audio tip: rode shotgun mic and a Deadcat cover they work great.
Great overview on tapes. Thanks!
maybe a lav mic?
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