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Paint bled through the tape & tape now doesn’t come off the glass doors
on 28 October 2017
I bought this tape last year and used it for bits of DIY but I used it when painting this week for the first time. I painted a glass door cabinet - spent hours taping the little glass pieces around, both sides. Painted the inside of it then taped the edge of that too (inside is pale pink / outside is black so protection was needed) to get nice neat edges. I used chalk paint.
I didn’t get nice clean neat edges ANYWHERE on the furniture. The edge where pink meets black looks worse than if I did not use the tape and just used an artist’s brush to paint around those lines. Same for the glass doors. It looks like icicles but in black, ‘grown’ all over the edges. I have days of work scraping it all off and repainting all the edges - pretty pissed about it. To top it, where the tape got wet with paint it hardened and instead of coming off it breaks so I’ll be scraping pieces of blue tape off my cabinet for hours.
I wanted to give it 2 stars because for other bits around the house it worked - but what good is a PAINTERS TAPE if it doesn’t do its job during painting???? So one star only, I found this not fit for purpose, won’t use it for paint jobs again and for sure would never recommend it as a painters tape.