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The Painter's Tape Mistake You're Probably Making
While it might seem sensible to let the paint fully dry before removing painter's tape, waiting too long can actually cause the paint to chip and peel, damaging
your work.
The optimal time to remove the tape is from one to six or eight hours after painting. If the paint remains wet after this period, you can leave the strip on a bit longer.
For a clean removal, carefully run a razor blade or putty knife along the tape's edge. Then, gently pull it off at a 45-degree angle to ensure you don't disrupt the paint.
If the tape sticks, adjust to a 90-degree angle to release it more easily. This method ensures that your paint lines stay crisp and your surfaces remain undamaged.