painting walls & masking tape

Hi, I am painting a bedroom wall, and have used masking tape to paint
a straight line, but when I remove the tape the paint underneath just
peels off (even though its fully dry!) Can any one help me here?
Many Thanks
Alec
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alecgreen
.. >Hi, I am painting a bedroom wall, and have used masking tape to paint .. >a straight line, but when I remove the tape the paint underneath just .. >peels off (even though its fully dry!) Can any one help me here? .. > .. > .. >Many Thanks .. > .. >Alec
Are you using the less sticky decorators masking tape ?
You can try placing the sticky side down onto a carpet first.
Dont press the tape too firmly on the wall and remove asap.
Dont overload your brush when painting along the tape.
Mike P
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Mike P
In article , alecgreen writes:
It takes a good few weeks for paints to gain full strength. I would expect masking tape to pull it off until this has happened. New paintwork is also very susceptable to knocks for the same reason.
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Andrew Gabriel
In article , Andrew Gabriel writes
Also the moisture from the fresh paint can permeate under the tape and weaken the bond between the paint and substrate (paper?). Use low tack masking tape and peel it as soon as the painting to the line is finished.
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fred
Hi,
Try just 'dabbing' the tape down every 6" to get it in place, then just rub the edges with the end of your finger to get a seal.
Normal masking tape can set hard after a day or two esp. in summer, there are '7 day' tapes or in a pinch I use PVC or magic tape.
New paint is particularly susceptible to being pulled off by masking tape.
cheers, Pete.
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Pete C
Are you trying to get a straight edge in the corners? if so get a metal 12" ruler and place it in the corner then put the paint on,wipe the ruler clean then position it again in the corner 1/2" above the first line then paint again and repeat till you reach the skirting.
If you're painting a straight line horizontally around the room get some old cheap border paper and pin it to the wall with drawing pins spaced evenly the length of the wall and at the same tie keeping it level,then paint above or below whichever is the case? with your hand tightening the border as you paint so as not to let the brush or roller squash paint behind the border. The pin holes can be then filled in with a childs paint book brush.
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George

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