Supplies & Tools
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Disclaimer - If the listed tape type is not available, there's no need to worry. All of our crafts can be adjusted to use whatever tape you have on hand!
Make sure to clean your surface before you tape, by using a damp sponge and a couple drops of dish soap mixed in a bucket of warm water.
It’s important to choose which painter’s tape you’ll need for your project. Professional Painter’s Tape has a 3-day removal, high adhesion and works great on durable surfaces. Clean Release® Multiple Surface Painter’s Tape has a 14-day removal, medium adhesion and can be used for multiple, durable surfaces including painted walls and trim.
Tape any areas on your surface you want to keep paint-free. For best results, tape in a 1-2 foot sections to avoid stretching the tape.
Burnish the tape’s edge with a plastic tool like a putty knife or credit card to ensure good adhesion.
Paint your surface.
For best results, remove the tape while the paint is still wet, making sure to slowly pull at a 45°angle. If you’re paint has dried, score along the painted edge of the tape to avoid pulling back any paint as you remove the tape.
No matter what the project, Duck® brand painter’s tape is an easy way for contractors and home DIYers to get professional results.