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How long before putting tape on new satinwood?

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by garmcqui, 23 Oct 2017.

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    Hi all, have just gone over my old yellowed gloss skirting boards with 123 primer, am planning to leave it a few hours then do it with Armstead Trade Quick Dry Satinwood, which should (hopefully) be an improvement.

    I need to do the walls too, with emulsion. I’ll need to mask up the skirting boards, but how long do I need to leave them before I can mask them.

    Will it be ok to do tomorrow?
     
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    Why do you need to mask the skirting? Are you worried about roller splatter? If yes, you can mist the skirtings with a water sprayer, roll the walls and then wipe off the splatters.

    Different brands of tape have different levels of tack. You can buy low tack tapes, they tend to rather expensive and, being low tack, they don't stick very well unless the surface is very flat.

    Another consideration is the length of time that the tape will be in place. UV light affects the glue on bog standard tape and can make it go rock hard in days.

    At a push, I have been known to use standard tape on fresh wood work. Sounds silly but I apply the tape to my cotton tee shirt first to remove some of the cotton fibres with a view to making the tape less sticky. It works but is far from reliable.
     
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