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  3. Paint, Mount and Repair with Scotch® DIY Tapes
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Create a statement wall to be proud of:

  • Step 1
    Step 1

    Start by protecting your floor using the ScotchBlue™ Pre-taped masking film. As a two-in-one product, it allows you to protect and secure your surfaces whilst you paint. Lay the ScotchBlue™ Masking Tape onto the surface, pressing down as you go  to ensure that the protection film is held firmly to edges of your wall, skirting or carpet.

  • Step 2
    Step 2

    Decide the location of your wall design using a spirit level to ensure perfectly straight and vertical lines. Apply ScotchBlue™ Edgelock Sharp Lines Masking Tape to avoid paint bleeds. Press tape down firmly using either your fingers or a soft spatula. Be sure to join both edges without any overlapping.

  • Step 3
    Step 3

    Start at the edges and corners of the wall with a paint brush, and continue painting from the inside of the masking tape towards the centre of the area to be painted.

    Apply the paint in panels of a square metre at a time by using a paint roller in overlapping stokes: vertically, horizontally and to finish, a vertical smoothing stroke without reloading in paint.

  • Step 4
    Step 4

    Proceed in the same way for the second coat. ScotchBlue™ Edgelock Sharp Lines Masking Tape can be removed for up to 14 days without residues or tearing.

  • Step 5
    Step 5

    Remove the tape at an angle of 45° to cut through the painted surface. The tape doesn't tear, doesn't damage the surface and removes without residue. Leaving you sharp lines, with a perfect finish!

  • Step 6
    Step 6

    Allow to dry following the time specified by the paint manufacturer.

How to Use Scotch® Tapes

View our range of inspiring ‘how to’ videos for tips on how to get the best out of Scotch® Masking, Repair and Mounting Tapes

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