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9 Project Uses For Painters Tape

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. 

Painters Tape Project Ideas

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).

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Rustic Star American Flag.

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Tic Tac Toe Table!


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3m Edgelock Painters Tape

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tape underside of original screw hole Petticoat Junktion

Painters tape is a must when 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….. I 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.

Metallic Gold Tree Scallop Shape Tape Project Petticoat Junktion

The Gold Christmas Tree was a fun project. See it here…Silver and Gold Metallic Christmas Tree

10 Uses For Painters Tape Petticoat Junktion painters tape project ideas

Do you have a painters tape tip or idea? Please share!

Have a great day, Kathy

Kathy Owen founder of Petticoat Junktion
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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

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  1. can i use it to tape my grandsons to the couch they are little monsters this morning? xx

  2. You give the best tutorials, you make me feel like I know just what to do when I finish reading. I think you have the best blog. You do the kind of painting I love, rustic and primitive and sometimes a touch of glamour and elegance at times. Thank you for teaching this ol gal new tricks.