When to Remove Painter’s Tape

by | Oct 16, 2019 | Paint & Masking, ShurPRO, Tape-Related Skills

Some painters believe it is best to remove painter’s tape once the paint has dried. However, it’s best if the tape is removed while the paint is still wet. This prevents the paint and the tape from bonding, which can result in a jagged edge when the tape is removed, taking pieces of paint with it.

If your paint has dried completely, you can still prevent the tape from taking paint chips with it by using a razor blade to break the bond between the tape and the paint. Simply run the blade along the edge of the tape and then pull back slowly to eliminate tearing.

Kelly Patrick - Shurtape

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As a senior product marketing manager at Shurtape Technologies, LLC, Kelly Patrick is responsible for leading product development and marketing support for the Building, Construction, and OEM category for the Industrial, Engineered Solutions, and Consumer and Craftsman businesses. Kelly is a member of the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC), is currently serving on PSTC’s Marketing Committee, and has completed the PSTC training program including Tape University™ Fundamentals, Manufacturing and Testing of Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Tapes, and Tape University™ Advanced. Kelly is a graduate of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC.