1. If the painters applied and removed the tape, they are also
responsible for removing marks.
2. If the tape was yours, it would be fastest to identify its maker
and ask which solvent works best. Various adhesives are
used. Green masking tape is advertised as being removable
without leaving adhesive stains.
I can't imagine a stain being cause from painters' tape. I would expect
that what is showing is either the old coat of paint (new layer of paint
pulled off when tape removed?) or a piece of tape that got stuck because
it was left in place until the paint dried. what kind of paint?
Describe the stain, please.
What sort of stain ?
Painter's tape has special glue so it won't destroy the wall finish
is left on for weeks or months longer than necessary...
It sounds like you didn't press the tape onto the surface properly and
paint leak around the tape... Or you cut in with much more paint than
needed and it bled into the tape even though you pressed the tape on
properly because of the excessive amount of paint you used cutting
If you put painter's tape on a wall that was recently painted and had
yet fully dried, the tape can and will pull that new paint layer right
wall when you remove the tape... The directions on the painter's tape
warn of this...
Please tell us more about the "stains" so that we can figure out what
you did incorrectly and give you advice on how to prevent the mistake
in the future...
Your only way to remove any "stains" at present is to paint more coats
on the surface that is stained until you can no longer see the
The stain is not from the blue tape.
What happened is when i was cutting in i accidently painted past the tape &
i immediately wiped the excess paint off with a dampened paper towel .
I probally didn"t get it all off completely ,after it dried & i removed the
tape i see a light of coat that was left on the ceiling & now that it is dry
can i get it off ?
You need to repaint the wall or ceiling area carefully to cover over
Next time you need to put more tape or use the painting tape with the
attached poly strips because you were not careful enough cutting in...
Anything that would remove the wall paint will also remove the ceiling paint
so you have to cover it up with more ceiling paint.
If you didn't paint the ceiling you may now have to repaint the entire
ceiling because your touch up may not match even if you use the same paint
from the same can the originally painted it.
It's possible that you can wash off the newer paint without harming the
old paint underneath....if the new paint has not "cured". Hot water and
some Formula 409 has worked for me. Need to be very careful, but if it
is a small area it will likely work.
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