How to Mask Door Knobs and Hinges while Painting

by | Aug 4, 2021 | Paint & Masking

Find out how to mask door hardware for the perfect paint job.

A professional-looking paint job on a door can really make a difference, but there’s always one problem: the hardware. For some, removing all door hardware would provide an adequate solution, but this is an unnecessary step. With tape, you can mask hinges and knobs without needing to remove them. For this job, you can choose any type of painter’s tape.

For hinges, all you have to do is cover the hinge with the tape. After you’ve made sure the entire hinge is covered, use your finger to smooth the edge around the hinge. Next, you’ll want to use a knife to cut the tape off from around the edge. Then, paint your door! For the cleanest line, make sure you remove the tape from the hinge before the paint dries.

Painting around a door knob is similar, but a little bit trickier. For this, you’ll want to instead place the tape parallel to the door. Make sure the tape is as close to the door as possible for the cleanest lines. Like with the hinges, smooth the edge with your fingers, now you are ready for paint. Once painting is completed, remove the tape while the paint is still wet to prevent jagged paint lines.

Find all of your painter’s tape needs at shurtape.com.

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