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        While painting the walls in the house, I did not get the blue tape down tight on the top of the baseboard. Some of the paint from the walls got under the tape and onto the top of the molding. I was wondering how to remove those little bits of paint.
         
        Posts: 48 | Registered: Mar 21, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        Unless there blobs, just paint over them.
        A whole lot easier, faster and less expensive to learn how to use a 2-1/2 sash brush and not use any tape.
        Far to many times the tape will just end up peeling the new right off the wall when removed.


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        Posts: 18026 | Location: Hartfield VA | Registered: Jan 31, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        we used the old-fashioned triangular beer-can punch liberally in the folks' house back in the 60s. you could also use a scraper on a handle (Rockler, for instance) but they are harder to control and do a real job on wallboard. the "church key" is a lot cheaper and usually availiable at any decent grocery store.


        sig: if this is a new economy, how come they still want my old-fashioned money?
         
        Posts: 5744 | Location: North Burbs, MN | Registered: Mar 14, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        Thanks guys. The molding is stained so painting over is not an option. Normally, I use a sash brush to cut in around the molding. But, for some reason I decided, after years of using a brush, to use tape. Won't happen again. Will try the church key approach. Thanks again.
         
        Posts: 48 | Registered: Mar 21, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        Goof-Off (made by Valspar) is the product I always have around. It is flammable, so no open flames and good ventilation. A bit on a cotton rag, and your spots of paint should wipe right off without much effort.
         
        Posts: 6884 | Location: Plains and Mountains | Registered: Sep 26, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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