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.
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
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.
<circe> wrote in message
: >>I'd like to put a sheet of plastic over two drafty windows
: >>winter but don't want to remove paintwork next spring along
: >>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
: to wood semi-permanently without harming the wood?
: All I can think of is a stapler as the tiny holes wouldn't be
: noticeable and could be easily painted over. Not in any hurry
: though. )-:
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.
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
Thanks to everyone for their help.
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