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Andrea H

07:05AM | 12/02/02
Member Since: 12/01/02
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Help me!! I'm nervous about this project. My husband and I are new to painting and "we" painted my daughters bedroom this weekend. Since it was a group of friends that helped out and since I'm pregnant I wasn't there to supervise. They used masking paper to mask off the ceiling line (against my advice) and I haven't had a chance to remove it yet (since I was away for the weekend). How do I remove the paper without having the paint peel? Worse yet, I'm afraid that the paint seeped under. Any recommendations to fix goofs without having to paint the ceiling?

JonathanGennick

04:20PM | 12/02/02
Member Since: 11/02/02
72 lifetime posts
I learned the hard way that it's best to remove the masking tape while the paint's still wet. Awhile back I had to redo a significant amount of basement wall because I let the paint dry, and the paint stuck to the masking tape, and then when I pulled the tape, some of the paint came up.

doug seibert

09:43AM | 12/03/02
Member Since: 08/10/02
843 lifetime posts
If the paint wants to peel with the tape........the heat from a hair dryer MAY make the adhesive in the tape release a little easier......avoiding the peel........

Gooser987

10:09AM | 12/04/02
Member Since: 12/03/02
2 lifetime posts
Maybe you could take a box cutter or a blade and cut along the ceiling and take it off that way?? This happend to me also and I ended up taking a childs paintbrush and touched up the walls that way too.
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