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xx   TAPE

Tip shows how to score a roll of masking tape so short pieces can be removed quickly and easily.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #70 Dec 1998 pg. 36

Tips on removing dry masking tape and self-adhesive labels without damaging paint.
CQ. THE RADIO AMATEUR'S JOURNAL Oct 1991 (v.47#10) pg. 54
Added Info CQ. THE RADIO AMATEUR'S JOURNAL Nov 1991 (v.47#11) pg. 58
Added Info CQ. THE RADIO AMATEUR'S JOURNAL Dec 1991 (v.47#12) pg. 89

Tip on removing masking tape.

Tip: Use masking tape to remove paint runs while they are still wet.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #277 Mar 1987 (v.37#3) pg. 112

Tip: Use an old window shade to protect top of workbench when painting, etc.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #278 Apr 1987 (v.37#4) pg. 116

Tip: Use scrap strips of wall-to-wall carpeting as "drop cloths" when painting.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #284 Dec 1987 (v.37#10) pg. 73

Tip: Use aluminum foil to keep paint off irregularly-shaped objects.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #295 Feb 1989 (v.39#2) pg. 100

Tip on using aluminum foil to protect objects while painting.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #312 Oct 1990 (v.40#9) pg. 37

Tip on preventing damage to paint or wallpaper when removing masking tape.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #312 Oct 1990 (v.40#9) pg. 43

Tip on removing masking tape adhesive from wood trim.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #344 Jan 1994 (v.44#1) pg. 8

Tip on using newspaper to mask out (cover) small window panes before painting the mullions.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #346 Mar 1994 (v.44#3) pg. 80

Multi-purpose masking tape. Tips on the variety of useful things you can do with masking tape.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #348 May 1994 (v.44#5) pg. 6

Use wide clear sealing tape to mask door hinges before painting.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #352 Oct 1994 (v.44#9) pg. 40

Tip on using drywall tape to mask between newly-installed baseboard molding and the floor.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #352 Oct 1994 (v.44#9) pg. 48

Tip on using plastic bags to protect the blades of a ceiling fan from paint drips.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #352 Oct 1994 (v.44#9) pg. 50

Tip shows how to keep paint off carpeting when painting baseboard.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #364 Dec 1995-Jan 1996 (v.46#1) pg. 76

Paint masking tapes. A guide to the varieties available and when to use each one.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #376 Mar 1997 (v.47#3) pg. 80

How to protect your floors during a painting or remodeling project.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #392 Oct 1998 (v.48#9) pg. 21

Tip on keeping paint from sticking to the edges of masking tape and being pulled up when the tape is removed.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #46 Apr-May 1988 pg. 26

Tip: Use a drywall-finishing inside corner tool as a painting shield around carpeted stairs.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #54 Jun-Jul 1989 pg. 24

Tip: Use aluminum foil to protect almost any odd-shape item (hinges, doorknobs, wall phones, etc.) when painting.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #57 Dec 1989-Jan 1990 pg. 28

Tip on selecting the correct masking tape when painting.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #112 Oct-Nov 1997 pg. 144

Tip on protecting prefinished woodwork and trim by installing thin plastic behind and over the trim which can be easily removed after the walls are painted.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #113 Dec 1997-Jan 1998 pg. 28

Tip on using both masking tape and painter's caulk to keep wet paint off adjacent surfaces.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #114 Feb-Mar 1998 pg. 32

Finishing shield for a lathe. Iron framework holds a sheet of newspaper behind and below a work piece mounted on a lathe. This helps control paint, stain, and other finishes which fly-off when a work piece is being finished on the lathe.
FINE WOODWORKING #67 Nov-Dec 1987 pg. 10

Tip: Use points of thumbtacks to keep small objects from sticking to tabletop while being varnished.
FINE WOODWORKING #79 Nov-Dec 1989 pg. 22

Tip on installing waxed paper around a window frame (before installing the window trim) in order to protect the wall when finishing the trim.
FINE WOODWORKING #95 Jul-Aug 1992 pg. 14

Using Parafilm "M" (a plastic film used in labs to seal the mouths of chemistry glassware) as a masking medium when painting models.
FINESCALE MODELER Feb 1993 (v.11#2) pg. 30

Masking before painting. Some tips.
HOME MECHANIX #743 Mar 1990 (v.86) pg. 14

Tip: Place finishing nails into the feet of chairs when painting them. This will keep them from sticking to drop cloth or paper.
HOMEOWNER Apr 1988 (v.13#3) pg. 64

Tip to prevent spray paint from bleeding under the masking tape.
MODEL RAILROADER Aug 1994 (v.61#8) pg. 133

Masking before painting or stripping. How to use masking tape and drop cloths to protect floors, wood trim and wallpaper. Insert describes how to remove masking tape and its gummy residue.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May 1986 (v.14#4) pg. 175
Added Info OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep 1986 (v.14#7) pg. 316

(1) Tip on labeling a drop cloth so that the correct size can be selected from a stack of folded cloths. (2) Cardboard "drop cloths."
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May-Jun 1994 (v.22#4) pg. 24

Tip: Rub edge of masking tape with wax to prevent paint build up.
PARENTS HOME Apr 1981 (v.5#7) pg. 40

Tip: Protect chrome while spray painting a car by coating it with rubber cement.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1981 (v.156#1) pg. 32G

Proper way to lay a paint dropcloth on carpeting so that it won't pull away from the wall when you walk on it.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1984 (v.161#10) pg. 74

Tip on keeping finish out of mortises (when prefinishing before assembly) by using foam caulking rod.
SHOPNOTES #11 Sep 1993 (v.2) pg. 29

Tips on salvaging old masking tape.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #163 Feb 1990 (v.14#7) pg. 28

Tips on how to keep the paper used to catch paint splatters from sticking to a painted project.
TOLE WORLD #104 May-Jun 1990 (v.14#3) pg. 41

Tip on removing masking tape that has been left on too long.
VINTAGE AIRPLANE Nov 1994 (v.22#11) pg. 9

Tip: Use newspaper with a hole when touching-up small areas with aerosol paints.
WOOD MAGAZINE #16 Apr 1987 (v.4#2) pg. 22

Tip: Use a hand-held hair dryer to warm masking tape slightly before removing.
WOOD MAGAZINE #30 Aug 1989 (v.6#4) pg. 18

How a sawhorse assembled from 2x4s and brackets can be used in several ways. (1) How to make a V-shaped assembly to mount on top of a regular sawhorse for cutting logs. (2) How to make a painting platform from sawhorse brackets, 2x4s a short stepladder and a plywood platform. (3) How to mount a turntable on top of a sawhorse. (4) How to make a "window shade" paint shield for spray painting.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1975 (v.31#1) pg. 28