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Can't get a straight line even with masking tape

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by cuboid, 22 Oct 2018.

  1. cuboid

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    Used this masking tape but still get bits coming through and it's not a straight line. What am I doing wrong? The line I am trying to cut in is in a groove. Anyway to improve what I've already done? DSC_1021.JPG DSC_1022.JPG DSC_1024.JPG
     
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  3. opps

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    Forget about the groove. Bring the white down to meet the black a couple of mm below the groove.

    The white paint has a heavier texture than the black area. Tape will never adhere correctly to the white but should be ok with the black render. You may get a little bleed under that needs touching in.

    Personally I am not a fan of using tape to create lines. I prefer to use a spirit level and pencil to create a line to paint to in those kind of cases but that works best on smooth walls.
     
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    Cuboid, are you charging customers for your work and asking how to complete the work with help from a DIY forum?

    Andy
     
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