House Calls with James Tully: Painting without taping edges

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Posted at 9:20 AM, Jun 08, 2017

Let’s paint a door.  But what if your door has a lot of glass, and you don't feel like taping all of the edges?  Good news, you don't have to.

"No stress, no fuss, no muss it’s going to be good," Handyman Paul Schramm said, and he was exactly right. 

Schramm uses a masking liquid, or liquid mask on the glass.

"I discovered it a couple of years ago and I just love it."

Now we can paint right over the glass and peel it off. Otherwise taping off doors or windows would be an all day project.

It’s going to act as a primer on the wood, but on the glass the paint will not stick to it.

And we’re going to use a sprayer which is another great time saver, but the masking liquid can also be brushed on glass.

The liquid will turn clear when it dries, do not paint over it until it has dried completely.

When the paint has dried, take a razor blade or utility knife and gently cut around the edges and the paint should peel right off the glass and leave a minimal amount of residue.

Items you’ll need: Liquid mask (Masking Liquid H2O), paint sprayer or brush, razor blade or utility knife.

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