What Masking Tape Should I Use For My Faux Painting Projects?

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Do you stand in the hardware store looking at the shelves loaded with 25 different types of masking tape and wonder…. “What masking tape should I use for my faux painting project?”

Yes… anyone who has ever picked up a paintbrush has had this same question running through their overloaded faux finishing mind.  It’s enough to fry what is left of my brain cells.

There is the

  • old fashioned vanilla colored tape,
  • and then blue tape and purple tape.
  • Quick release tape,
  • painters tape and
  • long lasting tape.

This quick 2 minute video has the short and sweet explanation you need. What tape to use for stripes is about the best I’ve seen.

Click on any of the masking tape pictures to see more information.

Pro Tapes Pro-Measurement Ruler Tape: 1/2 in. x 50 yds. (Yellow with Black printing / Imperial scale)Frog Tape 82011 Pro Painters Masking Tape, Green 1-Inch by 60-Yards3M 1160 Scotch Multi-Use Duct Tape, 1.88-Inch x 60-Yard, 1-PackShurtape CP-632 Colored Masking Tape: 3/4 in. x 60 yds. (Yellow)

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