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Lid, trim, tape, walls = nice lines

Discussion in 'Showcase - show us your work.' started by Cavendish, Feb 8, 2017.

  1. crj

    crj PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    Big fan of using the taping method. Never quite works for me using it on picture rails or ceilings tho. Always find I have to 'straighten' it up by hand after removing the tape. Not sure why really as picture rails are pretty straight by design, ceilings less so I guess
     
  2. Dean decorating

    Dean decorating PPS Tradesman

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  3. greenbank

    greenbank PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    Hey, this is where your new laser level might also come in handy @crj! I haven't used mine for this yet but was thinking about it as a use only yesterday, especially with sloping ceilings and the like...
     
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  4. 3 spires

    3 spires I like the no nonsense approach me Bar Member

    I really like the fossa I have been painting a few huge sash windows and taped them they had 1 Otex, 2 coats of Highhide and 2 coats of Advanced Satin alot of build up and the tapes been on over a week!

    I knew I would have problems but was surprised how well it removed 10% of tape failed on pulling off so it was a case of a blade to pull the edge up but 99% had a clean line.

    In hindsight I would use the delicate fossa as easier pull off would no doubt have less tape rips.
     
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  5. RonyT

    RonyT PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    Super sharp looking @Cavendish :thumbsup:
    I've never taped up to a ceiling (except when spraying lids on a full spray job) but can see the benefits especially when cutting very dark colours which show up everything.
     
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  6. YTS 83'

    YTS 83' PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    Looks fantastic! Only ever tape the frames & skirts myself but can see the benefits there of other areas being done.
     
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  7. Gary scott

    Gary scott Tradesman Bar Member

    Great work mate
     
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  8. chester

    chester PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    as the rest hv said ..excellent...not used yellow frog...I uuse pink tesa….some bleed but not much...will try yellow frog
     
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  9. mistcoat

    mistcoat Colour Changing Cowboy Staff Member PPS Painter Bar Member

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  10. Iain79

    Iain79 PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    Looks great. I always use frog tape when have a different coloured wall cos it has the option to seal it to stop paint bleed before painting, but your pics show the fossa tape works really well and doesn't bleed and I have a sample roll as well so ill be trying it out in near future
     
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  11. greenbank

    greenbank PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    That's a good point @Iain79 about yellow Frog being wettable to seal it down before paint application. Definitely a useful attribute at times. I wonder if @decoratingdirect can tell us if their yellow or other tapes work the same way?
     
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  12. decoratingdirect

    decoratingdirect PPS Tradesman PPS Sponsor

    When you get those lines so sharp and crisp, the contrasty dark blue and white looks really sophisticated. Very satisfying! :thumbup:
     
  13. Rdubya

    Rdubya PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    Until I stumbled across PPS I'd never heard somebody call a ceiling a lid.

    Nice job buddy, I need to use tape more often.
     
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  14. crj

    crj PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    Ha, things I'd never heard of before joining on here:

    1) BM paint
    2) Mary hinge
    3) Gibbwrap™
    4) xvlp
    5) leaving tea bags on top of kitchen doors
    6) 76 year old leprechaun type decorators

    Prob a lot more but they're the ones that immediately spring to mind.

    Oh and ..

    7) a top, sober (during the daytime at least), group of non arguing decorators who actually know what they're talking about :cheers:
     
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  15. Rdubya

    Rdubya PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    I've so many questions but I'm very high from using pliolite in a larder today so I better keep quiet
     
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  16. greenbank

    greenbank PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    Yeah, I was like..."Mary hi- ?" :scratchhead:oh...
     
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