Step 5: Remove the Tape

removing the tape from the painted broad bands
Photo: Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn
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When the stain is almost dry and a bit tacky, gently pull up the tape at an angle.
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    Tools List

    • roller tray
      Paint tray
    • roller frames
      Roller
    • paint roller with extension
      Roller pole
    • 30-foot tape measure
      Tape measure
    • wooden yardstick
      Yardstick
    • chalk
      Chalk
    • sponge
      Sponge

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    Exterior stain, tinted. Get 2 gallons.

    Painter's tape

    Roller cover (¼-inch nap for wood, 1-inch nap for brick)