Hi, I am about to start painting my lounge room and want to get some advice about using tape. Is masking tape OK to use? Can I put tape on a wall I have just painted? I just don’t want to make a mistake and mess my walls up! Thanks, Joanne.
Hi Joanne, thanks for your question. We love a good project and are happy to hear you’re giving your lounge room a makeover! We also don’t want you make any mistakes on your project, so hopefully the below info helps.
When it comes to selecting the most appropriate tape to use for your painting project, we recommend heading to your nearest Inspirations Paint store to pick up painter’s tape. Painter’s tape is designed with different strengths of adhesion depending on your job, and will also leave minimal amounts of tacky residue when removed.
As well as different adhesion levels, the painter’s tape will also come in different widths. The choice of width typically comes down to the painter's personal preference, but if you are going to be painting with a roller near the joins on a wall, make sure the width of tape is thicker than the roller (if possible) to pick up any excess paint that may be spread from the roller. The most common and recommended tape to use a tape like the Spitfire 14 Day Painter’s Tape. Head into your closest Inspirations Paint store to have a chat to our teams about the what the best tape will be for your project.
The tape is applied to any areas where different colours or types of paint are being used, and you want to reduce the chance of paint getting into the wrong areas. This may include (but not be limited to) ceiling, skirting boards, adjoining walls, windows, door frames and knobs, light switches and fixtures, etc. As with any painting job, it is recommended you paint the room from top to bottom (i.e. ceiling, walls, trims) to remove the chance of paint being splattered or dripped onto any already painted areas.
We hope these hints help your painting project, Joanne! If you need any clarification on any of the steps for using tape when painting or need advice on the best product to use make sure you head into your local Inspirations Paint store to have a chat with our friendly staff!