How to Paint Walls : Masking Outlets to Paint Walls

How to Paint Walls : Masking Outlets to Paint Walls


Hi, this is Dan with expertvillage.com. Today
we are doing a demonstration about masking. It is one of the first steps you can take
and get any paint on your walls. So what I have here is I have 2 inch, 2 inch tape would
cover a electrical outlet perfectly with one piece. But covering this we need to be sure
we do not get any paint on it and we don’t have to do excess clean up after the project
has been painted. We would also take the same 2 inch tape and I would cover my outlet, my
switches, any door hardware, I would cover 2 inches along the base of the carpet. Now
this is a little more detailed because you want to take 1 piece of tape and you want
to run it the entire way. By doing this you make sure you not pulling of several pieces
of tape giving yourself more likely hood to pull off paint when taking your tape off.
So what I would do with this is I would actually put it a little bit on my base approximately
a 1/4 inch. Then I would push it down on the carpet. Once I have it to this part, I would
come back to the tape and I would push it underneath so it rounds around the carpet.
The reason that I do this is to keep any paint that I’m putting on the base boards from getting
under the lip of the carpet. This ensures a better quality paint job and happier customers.

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