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No Bleed Lines

These tapes protect surfaces while providing crisp edges to paint along.

Top: For striped designs, choose tape with a polymer-based adhesive that forms a gel barrier at the edges. Shown: FrogTape Multi-Surface, $10; frogtape.com

Middle: For general masking, use UV-resistant tape with a 14-day adhesion time. Shown: Scotch-Blue Painter's Tape, $5; 3m.com

Bottom: For multi-week projects, use a 60-day tape that won't leave residue behind when you remove it. Shown: ShurRelease, $10; shurtape.com
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