What is the best way to use painters tape?

There are two tricks to using painters tape to ensure a fantastic result. When using the painters tape:

- Make sure you firmly push down the edge that is touching the surface you're painting onto. This will prevent the paint from bleeding under.

- Make sure you gently remove the tape shortly after finishing your final coat - within 30 to 60 minutes is ideal. This will stop the paint from curing over the tape, which is what causes a jagged edge effect when you peel the tape off — as well as preventing the tape from getting too grabby and pulling fresher painted paint off the surface.

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