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Tape textured surfaces

Not all painting projects are the same. Heavy textured surfaces present unique challenges for any painter. We have some suggestions to help.

Tape textured surfaces

Not all painting projects are the same. Heavy textured surfaces present unique challenges for any painter. We have some suggestions to help.

Tape textured surfaces

Not all painting projects are the same. Heavy textured surfaces present unique challenges for any painter. We have some suggestions to help.

Masking heavy textures

With a few extra tips, we can help you prep tile, stone, heavy-grain wood and other heavily textured surfaces, so you can paint with confidence. Check out our product selector to see which ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape best suits your project. Then follow the steps below to make sure your surface is prepared right.

Masking heavy textures

With a few extra tips, we can help you prep tile, stone, heavy-grain wood and other heavily textured surfaces, so you can paint with confidence. Check out our product selector to see which ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape best suits your project. Then follow the steps below to make sure your surface is prepared right.

Masking heavy textures

With a few extra tips, we can help you prep tile, stone, heavy-grain wood and other heavily textured surfaces, so you can paint with confidence. Check out our product selector to see which ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape best suits your project. Then follow the steps below to make sure your surface is prepared right.

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Step by step

  • Woman applying tape to a textured surface.

    Apply tape

    Make sure the surface is clean and dry. Lay tape onto the surface, pressing down as you go.

  • Woman sealing tape using caulk.

    Use caulk

    Use a thin strip of paintable caulk to seal the tape. Apply a small amount (less than 1/8” / 3mm) to the edge of the tape.

  • Woman smoothing caulk using a rag.

    Smooth it out

    Smooth the caulk out with a rag or your finger to ensure it adheres properly.

  • Woman peeling tape from a textured surface.

    Paint

    Allow caulk to dry, and then paint the new colour. Allow paint to dry to touch and remove tape. Check the paint can for the manufacturer's dry times.

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