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02:07PM | 10/05/02
Member Since: 10/04/02
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This problem requires a lengthy explanation and I hope you don't get tired of reading before you get to the end. Several years ago we wanted to put wallpaper below the chair rail on our textured walls. My husband applied mud and sanded it smooth. Then we wallpapered. Everything was fine until we decided to remove the wallpaper and paint the walls. After he removed the wallpaper, he prepared the walls with something he got from Sherwin Williams. I don't remember the name of the product, but they assured us this is what we needed to put/paint on the walls first. We did this and let it dry, then painted the walls. When we put painters tape (the blue kind) on the wall to do some decorative painting, we pulled off the tape to readjust it and the paint pealed off. We then tested the rest of the walls. The paint would peal off in big sheets. It was a mess!! We pulled/scraped all the paint off the walls and started over. (Paint was really stuck on in some places and that is the part we scraped off.) My husband went back to Sherwin Williams and they then told him to try using Prep Rite 400. We painted this on and let it dry for a long time. (Sherwin Williams said we probably didn't let the other stuff dry long enough.) Then we painted our base coat and let it dry for a month. Then we tested it by applying painters tape and then pealing it off. No problem with pealing. After that we taped and applied our other colors. We were putting stripes on the wall. No problem until we removed the tape, and you guessed it!! It pealed again. Now my husband is extremely frustrated and has given up. I have no idea what to do and our house is a mess because all of the stuff from that room (our children's play room) is in the living room. We talked about trying to paint again, but we aren't sure if we want to take that chance again. We also talked about putting wainscoating or paneling up. Any suggestions at all. Thanks for any help you can give me.


03:23PM | 10/05/02
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
You should have been using the safe release type of tape which is white and not the blue tape both are made by 3M. The blue tape does not leave a glue residue but as you ahve found out it has the same sticking power of regular tape.


05:00AM | 10/07/02
Member Since: 03/13/00
1674 lifetime posts
some questions:
1) how wide are the stripes?
2) did you paint with a roller, brush, or spray?
3) did the paint stick to the "sticky" side of the tape, or did the paint stick to itself on the top of the tape as the tape was removed?

[This message has been edited by rpxlpx (edited October 07, 2002).]

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