Masking & Protection
Protecting areas not to be painted is of upmost importance, as it's far better to protect and ensure the areas to be painted are the only ones that are - rather than spend unnecessary time cleaning up. Once the work is complete all masking is removed and disposed of and the area vacuumed.
Masking film is used over fragile items and can be easily adjusted during re-decoration, for example to gain access to television (as shown below). This ensures minimal time covering up again.
Above image shows low-tack (yellow) masking tape on varnished handrails that were not to be painted white, green high-tack tape on carpet when painting stair strings & newel posts, masking paper to protect ceiling to spray paint woodwork, polythene masking film protecting woodwork when painting walls and poly backed cotton twill dustsheets to protect carpets.
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