The other day I was at a friends house and she was giving me the Vanna White show off of her latest paint job. She had picked a very muted, tasteful yellow for her walls and her trim was bright white. What impressed me was how crisp her lines were between the yellow and white. Of course I asked her which tape she used and I was shocked when she told me she doesn’t use tape!
Me: “WHAT! NO TAPE”?
Her: “No, I don’t bother with it.”
I seriously had to process in silence for a minute. The concept of no tape is foreign to me.
Me: “WHY? HOW? WHY?…” (It was a “Which way did he go George?…” sort of moment).
After she explained her process I could see the logic.
1. Not having to buy expensive tapes.
2. Not having to spend the time taping.
3. No worrying that you might have bled under your tape.
Now, there are some dang good tapes out there…I’ve blogged about many of them. Tapes now have awesome technologies that block paint from bleeding. But there’s also the human error element that is a huge factor. Now I’m not saying ban taping altogether…there’s no way I could have painted all these stripes without tape. But I love the idea of giving this technique a shot.
I mentioned Glidden’s line of “Show Me How” videos…they’ve even got one that demonstrates how to cut in when painting.
Raise of hands, who has done this before?
I’m so beyond sold on trying this idea!
I have been sponsored by Glidden® brand paint for PPG to write this post but the thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.