Step 6: Remove the Tape

removing the painter's tape to reveal the
Photo: Wendell T. Webber
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When the paint is dry, gently pull up the tape at an angle. Add a small table and a tablescape, and your visual trick is a fait accompli.
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    Tools List

    • mini-roller
      Roller and roller tray
    • pencil
      Pencil
    • 30-foot tape measure
      Tape measure
    • straightedge guide
      Straightedge
    • ladder
      Ladder
    • single edge razor
      Single-edge razor
    • small plastic putty knife
      Putty knife
    • 4-inch paintbrush
      4-inch paint brush

    Shopping List

    1 gallon flat latex paint

    Wood stick

    Two rolls 1-inch delicate-adhesion painter's tape

    1 gallon high-gloss latex paint

    Roller covers