I am painting a new bathroom that has been sheetrocked. Primed it,
and just finished the second count of paint.. I taped the borders with
a blue tape,, just removed the blue tape but the tape removed the
paper from the sheet rock! about 3 inches... if i just try to sand
it it will make it worse.. what is the best way to fix this area.
remember the whole area was just painted..should i cover with wall
compound?? and sand?
Is that the expensive Scotch stuff?
I'd let it dry for a while before retouching it just the way you suggest.
Don't you just hate it when something that's supposed to help a project
hurts it instead?
Something sounds fishy about this...
How old is the sheetrock in this bathroom ?
Did you apply the painter's blue tape directly to the paper surface
of the sheetrock ?
How much paint did you get on the tape ?
It sounds to me like part of the problem here was not knowing
how to use the tape properly... You shouldn't be leaving the
tape in place for multiple coats of paint because the paint will
bond to the tape and you will have to use a razor blade to cut
an edge between the wall and the tape when you attempt to
remove it... Painter's tape needs to be removed when the
current coat of paint is just dry to the touch and additional
tape would have to be applied for any additional coating of
paint you wish to apply...
It might be better for you to learn how to properly cut in
with a brush... If you are having trouble painting around
trim, then you can paint slightly onto the trim to create
a seal between the wall and the trim and then go back
over the trim with trim paint using a smaller brush and
a putty knife placed at the joint between the wall and
the trim to prevent getting trim paint onto the wall...
That is how the pros-in-training do it before they become
one with the brush and can use the brush as an extension
of their hands to flow paint wherever they will it to go...
If the tape is all off, just find another project for a few weeks to
let the paint cure hard. That should minimize damage while you gently
tackle the repair work. Fill in the damaged area with a setting type
compound (recommended for bathrooms, BTW) and quickly skim it off as
level as possible, lightly sand and repaint as needed. Next time use a
tape that is less aggressive, like the recent offerings from 3M.
apply mud/sheetrock compound and sand. Allow lots of time betwen
coatings or use a fan to help it dry. We're talking days not hours to
let stuff really set up. It sounds like you may have done the masking
too soon after the paint was applied, and the moisure still had not
completely fired no only from the paint but also from the sublayers of
the paper onthe sheetrock.
On Wed, 29 Jun 2011 16:09:30 -0700 (PDT), "hr(bob) firstname.lastname@example.org"
I never had to wait more than an hour to start sanding mud.
No fans either.
As for as paint taping, get the cheapest 1/2" masking tape you can
find. That blue tape is just to make you feel like a "pro" and get
Just lightly stick the edge of the tape on your line.
Don't even press the rest down.
Pull the tape as soon as you're done painting so it doesn't glue
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