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Taping An Inside Corner – A How To

Taping an inside corner can be tricky. But this system works for any 90 degree area.  It’s especially useful when taping panes of glass. Pierre Finkelstein of Grand Illusion Decorative Painting, Inc. shows you how.

HOW TO CREATE THIS FINISH

Use our step-by-step instruction below

MATERIALS NEEDED:

Here is a list of the tools & supplies you will need to achieve this technique.  Supplies available at fauxbrushes.com are linked below and listed at the bottom of the page.

  • Blue Tape
  • An Old Credit Card
  • Five in One Painter’s tool
1

STRETCH THE TAPE

STEP 1 – STRETCH THE TAPE: Using one piece of blue tape, stretch out your first line.  Leave over 2 inches of extra tape at the corner.

2

FLATTEN INSIDE EDGE OF TAPE

STEP 2 – FLATTEN INSIDE EDGE OF TAPE: Use an old credit card as a burnisher to flatten the inside edge of the tape.

3

CUT THE TAPE

STEP 3 – CUT THE TAPE: Use a five in one painter’s tool (5-way) to make the cut.   Line up the point of the tool in the corner.

Rip the tape with a strong hand – parallel to the blade.

When done correctly there will be a nice clean angled line.

4

APPLY SECOND STRIP OF TAPE

STEP 4 – APPLY SECOND STRIP OF TAPE:  Run the second strip. Make sure to keep the extra inches at the corner!

5

MAKE A SECOND CUT

STEP 5 – MAKE A SECOND CUT: Using the 5-way again, make a second cut by lining up the point of the tool in the corner. Then again rip the tape with a strong hand parallel to the blade.

COMPLETED FINISH

This will provide a crisp, professional, accurate, and secure taped corner!

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