How to Mask Windows in Preparation for Exterior Painting
Shorten clean up time and achieve a pro-looking finish with the proper prep
What You'll Need:
- Painter’s tool (About $7)
- Cleaning brush (dry, clean paint brush)
- Razor knife/ Utility knife
- 3M blue tape (1.5 inches, preferred; About $11)
- 3M hand masker (loaded with 1.5 inch tape and 4 ft. masking tape; About $30)
STEP 1_Go across the top, first. Rip off your piece of plastic according to the width.
STEP 2_Pull the collapsible plastic down towards the bottom of the window.
STEP 3_To avoid having the wind pull it away, tack it down on each of the bottom corners with blue tape.
STEP 4_Cut the slack off with razor knife.
STEP 5_Complete sides and bottom by placing tape over each side and using painter’s tool to smooth the tape out.
STEP 6_To cover any missing spots, add another layer or piece of tape where needed.
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