How long can I leave painter’s tape up before painting? After painting?

by | May 15, 2017 | Best Practices, Paint

When it comes to paint projects, it is best to apply and remove painter’s tape in a fairly short time span. However, there are some paint masking tapes that are designed to adhere to surfaces for longer – 3, 8, 21, even 60 days depending on the project and surface. Be sure to check the removal properties of the tape before you select.

It is also important to remember that for the best results possible, you will want to remove the painter’s tape while the paint is still wet in order to prevent the paint and tape from bonding.

 

Kelly Patrick - Shurtape

About The Author

As a product marketing manager at Shurtape Technologies, LLC, Kelly Patrick is responsible for leading product development and marketing support for the Cloth and Duct Tapes product portfolio. Kelly has completed training through the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC), including Tape University Fundamentals, Manufacturing and Testing of Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Tapes, and Tape University Advanced.