Thanks to the new advances, several houses took out the market, the new blue tapes, displacing the one we commonly used the paper tape for these tasks. Its different sizes and applicable on any type of surface (except for imitation finishes and some lacquers) and being less sticky caused that little by little it displaced the one that for a long time was the most sold in the painting area.

Some tips on how to remove the blue tapes


Tips on how to remove the blue Tape:

The blue tapes is made up of medium adhesion, and is ideal for the protection of recently painted walls, metals, wood, glass ornaments surfaces, etc. Unlike other brands of adhesive tape sold in the market, blue ribbon has a Smoother adhesion and its performance is less affected by exposure to sunlight. Even if you keep it on the walls for more than 2 weeks, then you can also successfully remove the blue ribbon without damaging the wall, and without leaving any residue. Therefore, it is a wonderful product for painters. During the use of blue paint tape or other home improvement projects, follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the application of the tape. Painter’s tape is ideal for masking dry, smooth and hard surfaces. Any irregular depression or protrusion must be properly leveled before applying it. A simple step is to try this tape in an inconspicuous place, and check adhesion. Also, work in small lengths and do not stretch the tape during application. The following are some simple steps to take this tape off the surface of the wall like a pro.

Step # 1: The ideal temperature
Get yourself busy with the removal of the tape during the day. When removed early in the morning, low temperature can increase the brittleness of the tape, which causes frequent breakage. With a very hot temperature, you are at risk of stretching the tape and transferring adhesive.

Step # 2: Mark Paint Paint
Before removing the adhesive tape from the wall, allow the paint to dry completely. If you try to pull on it when the paint is still wet or damp, there are chances that it may soil the clean line.

Step # 3: Let the paint dry
Consult the paint container to control its actual drying time. Most brands of water resistant paint require 1-2 hours. You can lightly touch the paint with your fingers to check for dryness. If it’s sticky, wait another half hour and you can try again.

Step # 4: Lift Edge Tape
Once it has dried, you can start with the actual removal of the blue painter’s tape. Try to locate the edge of the tape and pull it with one hand. Pull some of the tape and fold it back on itself, preferably at a 45 ° angle.

Step # 5: Remove the blue Tape
CContinue pulling with one hand and with the remaining hand to guide the direction of the tape for smooth removal. If you notice any adhesion residue that remains behind the wall, then pull the tape perpendicular (90 °) to the surface of the painted wall.

Step # 6: Ideal Speed
Maintaining a steady rhythm is also important in successfully eliminating blue ribbon. By pulling the tape too slowly you can leave behind the adhesive, while it was taking off with a jolt can cause tearing.

Step # 7: Clean Tape Used
Por último, pero no menos importante, recoger la cinta azul usado en una bolsa de polietileno y disponer adecuadamente. De lo contrario, pueden atascarse a otras superficies y transferir adhesivos no deseados.


Po obtain satisfactory results, remove it within 14 days of application. However, adhesive residue can remain on the surfaces, which gives a dirty look to your interior paint. Most likely, you may need another treatment to remove the adhesive. Therefore, to avoid additional work, consider removing the tape as soon as the paint has dried.

Fuentes: Decoración de Interiores

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