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How To Mask

A great paint job begins with great masking. And good masking is the key to the sharp, clear paint lines that make any project look like it was done professionally. Proper masking protects lines, covers hinges and trim and can help avoid a mess by stopping paint drips or spatters.

The type of tape you use, and how you prep for painting will vary from room to room and surface to surface. Here are some of the most common taping techniques, and step-by-step guides to make your job easier.

Accent Shapes

Mask Like a Pro

Mask Like a Pro

Accent Wall Frames & Chair Rail

Textured Surfaces

Textured Surfaces

Accent Walls

Importance of Scoring

Importance of Scoring

Cabinet Update

Slightly Textured Surfaces

Slightly Textured Surfaces

Accent Walls

Painting Next to Tile

Painting Next to Tile

Cabinet Update

Windows, Corners and Trim Detail

Windows, Corners and Trim Detail

Which Tape Do You Need?

Find the painter's tape that works best for your project.

TAPE COMPARISON

Guide to Good Masking

Common taping techniques and step-by-step guides.

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