Blue painters tape on a wall's edge

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.

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

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

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.

Now you’re ready to start painting.