How to get clean lines with painter’s tape

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6 Responses to How to get clean lines with painter’s tape

  1. Julie Hester says:

    Thanks for the tutorial! I have been trying to figure out how to get my
    lines crisp and straight but all the websites I looked at made it seem so
    complicated. Great video! I love how you showed the contrast between the
    pretty and ugly.(: 

  2. 4saken404 says:


  3. MrTivl says:

    this is clever – basically it fills up all the crevices the tape can’t
    cover initially. So, by filling it up and sealing it off with the original
    paint color the new paint wont.

  4. Diede Vanvinckenroye says:

    the only problem this brings is when u have a really straight proper wall u
    will see a difference in thickness if u just cover only the tape with the
    original color having been a pro. painter in the past the better way to do
    it is with painters(acryl) sealant in a tube which just like silicone
    sealant for kitchens you can apply it very thin on the edge of the tape it
    takes some time to perfect this skill but u can use a bucket of water with
    a moist spunge and clean of the bits still on the tape when still wet
    you’ll need to do so to not pull it off when taking the tape of the wall
    when dry paint it and u have a perfect line without having a thicker layer
    from putting extra paint like that plus you’ll save money because the
    sealant costs less than a bucket of paint etc etc even though this way in
    the video is well thought up by some amature it isnt the best way as most
    paints also take from 2hours to 24hours to fully dry and most sealants will
    be dry within 15min

  5. Darrin Cothran says:

    Good idea, but you’re going to see those lines you painted with the
    original wall color, even after laying on the new color.

    It may be faint, but you’ll see them.

  6. Susan Peterson says:

    It sounds like a good idea, but when i tried it, it made a mess. The
    original color seeped under the tape (as expected). I then had to let
    everything dry before putting on the new color. The original color dried to
    both the wall and the tape, so after I painted the new color and pulled the
    tape off, the tape pulled the paint under the tape off the wall. I ended up
    with divots and bare patches, some of them down to plaster. Points for
    creativity, but I don’t recommend the method.

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