When you’re looking to paint your home, one of the key tools that you will find useful is that of painter’s tape.
Painter’s tape is traditionally used to protect things in your home so that those very things do not get paint on them — but it’s not just a matter of slapping on the tape and getting to work.
One thing you should of course know when you are making use of painter’s tape is to be sure that the tape is sealed.
The best way that you can do this is to push down on the tape after you apply it — because if you don’t have sealed tape, it’s entirely possible that it will be just as if you don’t have any tape on.
Better to have well sealed tape and make the effort to get it sealed.
Painter’s tape isn’t just for protection — you can actually use it to create patterns in painting.
The idea of using painter’s tape to make patterns is that you block off all of the parts of the painting area that you don’t want to be painted and make a lovely pattern — a crisscross pattern, for example.
When you are going to use painter’s tape, an important thing to remember is that you need to apply it to a clean surface.
This may seem like it’s not entirely necessary to mention but there are some who might suppose that it’s okay to put painter’s tape on even a dirty surface because ultimately you’re going to be painting.
This is not so — you need a clean surface because it helps the tape to stay on better and to make a better seal with the surface.
When you are rolling out the painter’s tape, it is possible that you are going to get the tape tangled up if you stretch it out too long.
It’s a better idea for you to use several shorter measures of tape that then overlap the tape — that way you do not tangle it up.
It’s also a lot easier to waste tape when you use longer measures of tape — if you use shorter measures of tape, you are less likely to waste tape.
Painter’s tape is not for simple surfaces only — it can also be used to cover things that are somewhat difficult to remove such as hinges.
The trick to covering your hinges with painter’s tape is to entirely cover them and then trim it off such that you don’t have too much tape hanging off of the hinges.
There are numerous kinds of painter’s tape, but not all of them are going to be appropriate for your particular needs.
The kind of surface that you are looking to protect will play a lot into what kind of tape that you use, for example.
Using the wrong type for a surface may not be catastrophic, but it is possible that you aren’t going to protect things as well.
Lastly, if you don’t want to use your finger to push down the tape on your painter’s tape, you may want to consider using a putty knife to get it pressed down.
It is important when using the knife to be extremely careful as if you aren’t, it’s possible to cut the tape in the process of pushing it down.
Of course, this can be avoided entirely if you are more careful and slow, and deliberate in the use of the putty knife.