10 Tips For A Perfect Paint Job

2. Let paint dry, then cut the tape off
2. Let paint dry, then cut the tape off

When you have finished painting, make sure you don’t just rip off the masking tape around the trim. Paint forms a film between the wall and the tape, and removing it tears pieces of dried paint off the wall. So before pulling off the tape, cut it loose. Wait at least 24 hours for the paint to completely dry, then use a sharp utility knife to slice through the film.

 
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