Taping off a large straight edge is easy. But I find, when painting my furniture, taping off the small details, grooves, nooks and crannies is not quite as simple.
I’m working on this Mid-Century-Modern (MCM) Buffet and it’s a perfect example. Do you see that small black detail running right under the top and again down the center of the leg?
I want to keep this black detailing as is! To achieve a clean crisp edge, it requires a really steady hand or the help of some painters tape and a few tools every household has on hand.
I also find masking makes my job faster and easier because I don’t have to be as particular when painting. And this way I get a perfect edge every time!
Here’s what I do. I use painters tape, a putty knife and a utility knife to create the perfect cut and seal. I hold the putty knife as a guide firmly against the edge of the detailing and then cut along the edge with the utility knife. This makes perfect sharp lines and corners.
If you have any questions or tips on how you tape off your small furniture details, chime in because I always love learning from you!
You can see more on safely removing painters tape or catch last weeks Q-T-T here. If YOU have any ideas or tips you would like to share on the SI Quick-Tip-Tuesday-Series, feel free to send me an email.
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Mojave Mike says
Denise writes, “Taping off a large straight edge is easy.”
That is exactly what you are doing in this example Denise.
Great tip. Can we see the finished product on this cabinet?
For sure Julie. I’m working on it and as soon as I finish I will post it for all of you to see because it’s very different than what I usually do. It’s a MCM piece that was given to me by a neighbour. I actually scored 2 MCM pieces they were getting rid of!