Kinda hard NOT to bleed under a textured surface!
Still, when using blue tape (with the wax coating) on a smooth surface,
running butt of the handle of your 97-in-one tool over the tape causes the
wax to slightly melt and make a better seal.
I have had good luck with regular painter's tape. I tape the area off
and then put a thin coat of clear glaze along the edges of the tape.
The glaze bleeds under the tape just like paint, but it is clear so
you don't see it. The glaze seals the tape. I let it dry and then
paint over it with latex.
While it takes an extra step, you end up with a clean razor edge line,
even on a textured wall.
On Tue, 15 Mar 2011 18:01:57 -0500, " email@example.com"
The glaze is _suppose_to_ leak under the tape. That is why it leaves a
clean edge when you put the paint over the glaze. The paint cannot
leak under the tape because the glaze already has. And no, I have not
had a problem with the tape pulling up the glaze and the original
paint. I suppose it could be an issue if the original paint is ready
to peal off anyway. But then you would have the same problem with
I haven't tried FrogTape. I have tried the blue painter's tape, which does
leak and does pull up paint under it. It's not an issue of "original", it's
usually new paint that gets damaged. It takes paint a month to cure properly.
For a week it's quite fragile. Having a room torn up for a month waiting for
paint to dry doesn't sit well with SWMBO. ;-)
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