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How do I remove stucco tape?

by | Dec 6, 2017 | Building & Construction, Stucco

Stucco tape can be removed in much the same way as a painter’s tape after painting a room. To remove tape that was used to mask off a window, start by gently pulling up a corner of the tape and gradually pulling the tape – and your poly sheeting if you used it – so that it comes off straight and does not shred.

If you are removing a straight line of tape, start at the top and pull the tape backwards at a 45 degree angle and slowly pull it off. If any stucco composite is stuck to the tape and preventing it from pulling off, use the edge of a trowel or other flat tool along the long side of the tape to separate any dried or wet stucco from the edge of the tape before pulling on it.

For best results, remove stucco tape when you are completely finished applying the last coat of stucco, but before the composite is completely dry in order to avoid time-consuming touch-ups.

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As a Regional Sales Manager for Shurtape Technologies, LLC, Glenn Walter manages the sales force for half the country in the HVAC and Electrical markets. As a product manager for over four years previous to his current role, Glenn was responsible for leading the product development and marketing support for the Building and Construction Tapes category. Glenn started working with Shurtape in 2012. Before that, he owned construction and framing companies with his brothers. The years he spent on the jobsite helped him create a pretty good foundation in the building and construction fields – so he's been there, done that. It gives him a unique perspective when it comes to tape. Glenn is a graduate of Cornell University with a Bachelor’s degree in Consumer Economics and Housing.