The questions we receive most often about our Painter's Mate Green® products and projects are answered below.
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What types of surfaces is Painter's Mate Green® painting tape recommended for use on?
- Painter's Mate Green® Painting Tape can be used on properly prepared painted surfaces, glass, trim, woodwork, metal, and hardwood floors.
How long can Painter's Mate Green® painting tape be left on the surface?
- Painter's Mate Green® Painting Tape can be left on a surface for up to 8 days in direct sunlight, for best results remove painting tape after 24 hours.
How long does the paint have to be dry before applying Painter's Mate Green® painting tape?
- We recommend Painter's Mate Green® Painting Tape only be applied to fully cured painted surfaces - that is paint that has been allowed to dry for over 14 days, preferably 30 days.
If there is a residue left from the tape, how do I remove it?
- Residue left from Painter's Mate Green® Painting Tape is minimal, but can easily be removed using soap and water, or window cleaner.
What is the best way to remove Painter's Mate Green® painting tape after painting?
- Slowly pull the tape off at a 135-degree angle toward yourself as soon you're done painting. However, if the paint is completely dry use a cutting device (like a razor blade) to cut the tape loose to ensure a crisp, clean line.
What is the best way to apply Painter's Mate Green® painting tape to a surface?
- Apply the tape in increments of approximately 12" as opposed to one long strip. If you apply painting tape in one long strip it stretches the tape, referred to as dragging, preventing the tape from laying flat and sticking to the surface. This result is paint bleeding under the tape, which leaves an unclean edge.