What kind of tape do you recommend?

What kind of tape is recommended for attaching plastic to woodwork that won't remove paint several months later?
I'd like to put a sheet of plastic over two drafty windows for the winter but don't want to remove paintwork next spring along with the tape and plastic. Clear or white would be preferable.
Any ideas?
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No tape will guarntee that
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Okay then, does anyone have any suggestions on how to attach plastic to wood semi-permanently without harming the wood?
All I can think of is a stapler as the tiny holes wouldn't be all that noticeable and could be easily painted over. Not in any hurry to paint though. )-:
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Mastic; the kind of stuff used for photo work, etc.. GE Silicone II will work, too. Peels off easy long's you pull it off slowly & angled. If tape, or staples, wrap it around to sides of molding where it's not easily visible. I've used "rope caul" pretty successfully in the past, but don't leave on for more than one season. There are mastic glues, too.
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<circe> wrote in message : >>I'd like to put a sheet of plastic over two drafty windows for the : >>winter but don't want to remove paintwork next spring along with the : >>tape and plastic. Clear or white would be preferable. : : : >No tape will guarntee that : : Okay then, does anyone have any suggestions on how to attach plastic : to wood semi-permanently without harming the wood? : : All I can think of is a stapler as the tiny holes wouldn't be all that : noticeable and could be easily painted over. Not in any hurry to paint : though. )-:
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Pop's post reminded me of something we used a lot in the past. He called it rope caulk. Mortite (or something similar made it). It will allow you to seal all the gaps where air may enter and if removed it the spring will not stain or mar the surface in anyway.
A description would be a 1.25" inch ribbon formed into 4-5 separate strings. The texture is similar to the modeling clay you played with as a child. You use one or more stings to caulk the crack. It stays flexible and peels off later. It used to be used a lot in mobile home construction to seal the windows to the body.
As for your original post, the blue painter's tape is the most likely to remove but after a few months I am not sure it would.
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Thanks so much for your post. I know exactly what you mean now.
Strangely enough I just installed a kitchen sink that came with a foot or two of rope caulk but threw it out thinking silicone would last longer. Darn, if only I'd known.
Anyhow, it's obvious that this stuff is still made. Must have a look for it.
Thanks to everyone for their help.
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circe wrote:

They now have long life painter's tape that may work for you. It does not hold all that well however and you may find that it does not hold the plastic on over that long a time.
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