I don’t know about you, but it drives me nutso when I can’t find the end of a roll of painter’s tape… or when I find the end, and it’s so stuck on itself it doesn’t peel off properly.
I realize in the grand scheme of life – this is no biggie… so Gidgy and I are surprised when it brings out my trucker vocabulary!
A roll of tape may tear off unevenly when it gets old or has been sitting in extreme weather conditions. I used to spend my time trying to unravel the tape properly. I would finally give up and throw the roll away. Wasteful, but now I know better.
A simple way to revive old painter’s tape is to pop it in the microwave for 10 to 15 seconds. This warms the old adhesive so the tape unrolls like new!
If you don’t have a microwave, try using a hairdryer to heat it up. Hold the hairdryer a few inches from your painter’s tape and heat the adhesive until it gently pulls off.
This quick tip works for painter’s tape, masking tape, packer’s tape or ANY label or tapes with old adhesive!
Who else has this pet peeve – lol? Do you have any tips on how to revive your old rolls of delinquent tape? I love all your comments, questions and suggestions so keep ’em coming!
Enjoy your day and have fun with your next project!
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