Tape won’t stick

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

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

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.

Simple solutions

When painter’s tape doesn’t stick, it’s usually because dirt and moisture are preventing it from attaching to the surface, or you might not be using the correct tape. Use our product selector and then check out the step-by-step instructions below for some easy solutions.

Simple solutions

When painter’s tape doesn’t stick, it’s usually because dirt and moisture are preventing it from attaching to the surface, or you might not be using the correct tape. Use our product selector and then check out the step-by-step instructions below for some easy solutions.

Simple solutions

When painter’s tape doesn’t stick, it’s usually because dirt and moisture are preventing it from attaching to the surface, or you might not be using the correct tape. Use our product selector and then check out the step-by-step instructions below for some easy solutions.

Use the Product Selector

Step by step

  • A woman opening a window.

    Check for moisture

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

  • A woman cleaning the window trim using a cloth.

    Clean

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

  • A woman using a hairdryer to dry the window trim.

    Dry

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

  • A woman applying tape to the window trim.

    Tape

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

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