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.