How to Use Blue "Painter's" Masking Tape

A great protector when painting in delicate spots


Use blue painter's masking tape to prevent paint from getting onto surfaces you don't want covered during the course of your interior painting project.

Why this particular type?

Because the adhesive material associated with blue - versus "tan" (normal color) - is not as sticky, or tacky. In other words, when you strip it away from the surface, it won't pull any paint (fresh or old) off with it.

It adheres to the surface for as long as you need it, then when you're done, pulls right off with no worries of damage, or any hint of sticky adhesive residue left behind.

Check out the following examples:

Woodwork
Blue masking tape, when applied correctly, sticks out like a shelf to protect the base itself, and, acts as a barrier to catch any spatter or drips.

blue painter's masking tape protecting woodwork

blue painter's masking tape protecting woodwork

Flooring
When painting the base, simply apply tape to tile, hardwood, even carpeting.

blue painter's masking tape protecting tile floor



Hardware
Everything from hinges and doorknobs ...

blue painter's masking tape covering hinges

blue painter's masking tape surrounding doorknob

... to ceiling fans.

blue painter's masking tape protecting ceiling fan



The point here, is to show a few of the different ways to keep things you don't want painted, fully protected, by using blue masking tape. Fixtures, flooring, doorknobs, hinges - anything that can be reasonably covered - this is what you want to use.

There's really many ways to accomplish this task. Use it, and you're imagination, and you'll keep yourself from a lot of needless rework and clean-up.


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