1. Tape won't stick

Tape won't stick — Troubleshooting

Tape not sticking? You’re not alone — this is actually a common issue for both professional and do-it-yourself painters. We have some solutions for you.

Tape won't stick — Troubleshooting

Tape not sticking? You’re not alone — this is actually a common issue for both professional and do-it-yourself painters. We have some solutions for you.

Tape won't stick — Troubleshooting

Tape not sticking? You’re not alone — this is actually a common issue for both professional and do-it-yourself painters. We have some solutions for you.

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Tape comparison chart

Compare all Scotch® Painter's Tapes in one chart to find the very best tape for your project.

Tape comparison chart

Compare all Scotch® Painter's Tapes in one chart to find the very best tape for your project.

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Get a tight hold — Step-by-step instructions

  • A person opening a window.

    Check for moisture

    Moist or humid air might be the cause. Open windows and doors to allow air to move.

  • A person cleaning a window frame with a cloth.

    Clean

    Wash the surface completely with water, using a rag and bucket.

  • A person aiming a hair dryer at a window frame.

    Dry

    Allow plenty of time for the surface to dry, or use a fan or hair dryer.

  • A person applying painter's tape to a window frame.

    Tape

    Now that your surface is clean and dry, the tape should stick properly.


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