Why What When And How To Use Painters Tape
Painters Tape Project Ideas
I use painters tape in almost every project I tackle. Sometimes I use the paint for it’s intended purpose and sometimes I try special paint techniques using the tape. I’m sharing a few of those tips and special techniques today. I used really narrow painters tape to make the antique looking multi-color plank table top featured in the photo above. (Click any of the pink links or photos to view the complete project).
Painters tape comes in handy filling hardware screw holes on furniture. Sometimes I have to drill new holes and fill the old ones when replacing hardware. I cover the hole on the backside of the drawer with painters tape so the putty compound doesn’t leak through….also cover holes to keep paint from seeping into the drawer. No ugly mess.
I also try to tape off the edges of the drawers when doing a furniture makeover. It looks much neater than slopping paint all over the drawer.
Does anyone stencil?? If my stencils don’t have a sticky back I always tape them in place.
Do you have a painters tape tip or idea? Please share!
Have a great day
Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com