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Always use canvas drop cloths. Thin bed sheets won’t stop spills from seeping through to the floor. Plastic sheets are great for covering furniture but used as a drop sheet they are slippery, they don’t absorb the paint and the paint stays wet for a long time. Invariably the paint finds its way to the bottom of your shoes and gets walked through the house.
It is always best to remove masking tape as soon as possible after painting and before the paint dries by gently pulling the tape away from the wall to avoid peeling the fresh paint off with it. If the tape cannot be removed straight away, run a sharp blade between the tape and the painted surface to break any seal before removing.
When masking up, use a putty knife to press the edge of the tape down to achieve a good seal. This will prevent the paint from creeping under the tape and spoiling the clean edge.
When using masking tape, choose a painters blue tape instead of normal masking tape as it won’t buckle up which allows paint to run underneath it, is easier to remove, wont damage the underlying surface and doesn’t leave a sticky residue.
Provide pizzas and beer and ask a couple of mates around to help you with your painting project. The job will be finished in half the time and you won’t hear any complaints. Problem Solvered!!!
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