Paint stripper masking?

Is there some way to mask off areas of something like a door jamb before applying paint stripper so that only certain areas are stripped? My aim with a stripper-laden brush is not nearly good enough, and I need to remove paint from a two-tone door jamb, where one side of the doorway is getting new paint, while the other wants to have its paint untouched.
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This is not easy. There are various coatings and tapes that will give you a fighting chance. You end up using multiple layers of different tapes that may be staggered. If you strip the part that you do not want to strip, is it really a problem to repaint it?
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Figure No. Stripper soaks around tape, so be prepared for plastering ......It is a Mess
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Baron wrote:

Yeah, because there is no place to stop stripping other than a midpoint in the jamb between the bathroom and the hall -- the hall-side of the jamb is painted like the other hall jambs, a color the previous owner picked, and the jambs connect to the chair rail, also of the same color, which joins the jambs. It's all of one piece, finish-wise. The only real breakpoint is in the doorway.
Phooey.
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Learn the hard way - DIY . It will SEEP Have Fun
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On 11/27/2004 7:11 PM US(ET), Mike Rocket J. Squirrel Elliott took fingers to keys, and typed the following:

What if you pulled off the door stop that is in the middle of the door jamb, stripped the one side, and then put the door stop back? If the door stop is to be stripped too, then strip that separately.
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willshak wrote:

You're brilliant. I can do that. That'll work just peachy -- thanks!
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Mike Rocket J. Squirrel Elliott wrote:

I have used aluminum foil to protect other parts when stripping paint. If you can slide it under the piece you want to strip, it will work. It might be better, in the long run, to take off the part where the colors meet, strip and paint it, repaint, replace, and touch up.
You may cause yourself a whole lot more work - and the purchase of another color of paint - by trying to do it in place. If it is painted on, use a steel straight edge and sharp knife to cut the paint film so's you can get it off.
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