How To Tape Corners

Taping corners before beginning your paint project can be difficult. Follow these steps to make the process easier and get the best results. 

Step One

Run the first piece of tape along the trim of one wall, and extend up the perpendicular wall with the tape. 

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Step Two

Secure the tape firmly to the baseboard with a putty knife or a 5-in-1 tool. 

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Step Three

Cut along the crease with a sharp utility knife, removing the extra tape from the wall. 

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Step Four

Now you’re ready to tape the adjacent baseboard – the corner is already protected by the first piece of tape, so just be sure to start about .5 in. away from the wall.

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Now you’re ready to start painting. 

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