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Offline ChrisF

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So i went to B&Q...
« on: May 28, 2012, 01:22:35 AM »
And found this new masking tape on the market... Thought id give it a try:



A quick test however showed mixed results... :



The upper narrow stripe is my usual tape.. Straight fairly uniform but not perfect... Perfect enough.. The bottom wide stripe however is the Frogtape.. Its leaked although not badly but it has created a distinct "Step" as you can see on the leading edge... Ok so how does it fair on top of other colours ?

Well not well... Plus points it didnt lift any paint off... It did leak badly however and you can see the step in the black just below the leaked line as it looks like an extra panel line...



Im gonna keep trying the stuff and it was still better than "poundshop" beige masking tape however im not impressed by early tests at all...

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Re: So i went to B&Q...
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2012, 01:39:43 AM »
One trick to help prevent paint from leaking under the tape is to overspray the tape (or the edges) with the same color that you're masking. If any paint leaks under the tape, it'll be the same color and when it dries, it'll block the top color from leaking in.
If you're using acrylics, Future (or Klear) works just as well, and it works well on canopy framing.

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Re: So i went to B&Q...
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2012, 04:46:51 AM »
Frogtape and similar products only seal on the edge when in contact with the water in
standard latex paint/emulsion. You may want to try wetting the edges of the tape after
it's been burnished down.

This version of 3m blue painter's tape might be worth a try:
http://www.scotchblue.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/Scotch-BlueBrand/Scotch-Blue/Resources/Edge-Lock-Protector/
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Offline ChrisF

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Re: So i went to B&Q...
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2012, 02:16:28 AM »
Hmm i'll give it a go !