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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

Find your tape. Then, follow the steps below to prepare tile, stone, heavy-grain wood and other textured surfaces so you can paint with confidence.

Masking heavy textures

Find your tape. Then, follow the steps below to prepare tile, stone, heavy-grain wood and other textured surfaces so you can paint with confidence.

Masking heavy textures

Find your tape. Then, follow the steps below to prepare tile, stone, heavy-grain wood and other textured surfaces so you can paint with confidence.

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Mask textured surfaces — Step-by-step instructions

  • A person applying tape to a textured wall.

    Apply tape

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

  • A person applying a thin strip of caulk to the edge of painter's tape on a wall.

    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.

  • A person using a cloth to smooth out caulk on painter's tape.

    Smooth it out

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

  • A person removing painter's tape from a textured wall.

    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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