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    • Elizabeth Delacare

      This site has a TON of painting tips! Must go to this site before painting anything. | I've done the hair dryer trick on painters' tape before. Works really well!

    • Sarah Brunner

      Soften adhesive with heat If masking tape tears as you remove it or pulls off flakes of finish, heat it with a hair dryer. Heat softens the adhesive. Then pull the tape off at a 90-degree angle. This site has a TON of painting tips! Must go to this site before painting anything.~in fact the site has tons of diy handyman tips PERIOD!~

    • Ruth Bone'

      clever household tips - remove masking tape with hair dryer

    • Wowie Downey

      Good painting tips. I love the hairdryer to remove sticking masking tape, the coat hanger across the top of the can and the pimple pads for cleaning up latex drips!

    • Chicken Bones

      This site has a TON of painting tips! Must go to this site before painting anything. Some GREAT tips here that I haven't thought of before.

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