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protecting hinges and door furniture whilst painting

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by Jupiter01, 27 Dec 2016.

  1. Jupiter01

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    Hi,

    I was wondering what is the surest way of protecting the above whilst I paint the door lining and stain the doors? Standard masking tape is what I had in mind but would like to hear about any particular product or technique that is recommended for this.
     
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    Frog tape from B&Q. Available in more or less sticky depending on how fragile the surface it is applied to. I'm pleased with the results so far.
     
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    how does this differ from masking tape?
     
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    Possibly very similar but dearer. It claims not to let paint bleed under the edge which I found to be true. It pulls off easily with no damage to the underlying surface and leaves a very sharp, clean margin.

    Surfaces involved were old paint, wallpaper, varnish. The weaker version ( yellow), can apparently be safely applied to fresh paint though I have not used it for this yet.

    I like anything which makes the job easier and gives a better result. The costs can be justified when you factor in the cost of employing someone to do it for you.

    I can paint a straight line without tape but the results with Frog tape are sharper and quicker, I am a convert.
     
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    Remove door handles, latches and strike plates. It's far easier in the long run, guarantees no paint seepage, and provides a professional result. Painting around handles leaves a ridge in the paint which can be noticeable further down the line, and can be tricky to try and hide, if you ever want to change to a different type of handle. Use tape only on the hinges, if you really don't have a steady enough hand to cut in without getting paint on them.
     
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    That's not strictly true, is fine once paint is fully cured.
    good tape though and does leave a good clean edge.
    As said though remove the furniture and mask the hinges if your concerned
     
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