1. Tape windows, corners and trim
  • Masking tricky areas

    To get the best results, be sure to follow the steps for basic masking on our How to prep page, and then check out the following suggestions for masking windows, corners and trim.


Tape windows, corners and trim

Some parts of a painting project seem easier than others. Windows, corners and trim are a few areas that require a little more patience. Yet even hard-to-mask areas can be prepped quickly and easily with great results.

Tape windows, corners and trim

Some parts of a painting project seem easier than others. Windows, corners and trim are a few areas that require a little more patience. Yet even hard-to-mask areas can be prepped quickly and easily with great results.

Tape windows, corners and trim

Some parts of a painting project seem easier than others. Windows, corners and trim are a few areas that require a little more patience. Yet even hard-to-mask areas can be prepped quickly and easily with great results.

Masking tricky areas

To get the best results, be sure to follow the steps for basic masking on our How to prep page, and then check out the following suggestions for masking windows, corners and trim.

Quick product tips

  • Tape being removed from window trim.

    Use wider tape

    Trim, windows and doors need wider tape to cover the whole surface or wrap around corners. 3M recommends 1 ½” (3.8 cm) wide or wider.

  • Tape being removed from a baseboard.

    Choose poly or crepe-backed tape

    The poly or crepe backing allows it to stretch a little, so it conforms well to curves.

  • A woman tearing a piece of tape.

    Get perfect corners

    ScotchBlue™ Platinum Interior Painter’s Tape is great for corners, as it tears at 90 degrees. Simply press the tape into the corner, overlapping the corner seams and smooth down to adhere.

  • A woman using the ScotchBlue™ Tape and Paper Dispenser to protect a floor.

    Mask trim fast

    For long stretches of trim, you can speed up the job by using a Scotch-Blue™ Painter’s Tape Applicator. It’s designed to apply tape flush against trim quickly and easily.

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