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Fat over lean - not just for paintings

While refinishing a wood floor, I put masking tape around the room to keep the varnish off the wall.  Pulling off the tape caused this to occur everywhere.

Someone had painted latex paint (acrylic - lean) over some old oil-based (fat) paint, which is also notorious for this problem.


  • PaulB

    Try this:

    Professional premium-quality low-tack masking tape specifically designed for a crisp, sharp line on delicate surfaces such as freshly painted or plastered walls, wallpaper, treated wood or emulsion paint. UV resistance allows for clean removal after long exposure to sunlight.

    • Low adhesion
    • Clean removal up to 10 days
    • Versatile on various surfaces
    • Ultra flat washi paper backed to resist bleed-through and provide razor sharp lines
    • Easy Removal

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