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Display Name: ryangibbonshr
Member Since: 2/8/10

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I'm an interior painter and I can tell you, the best painters tape I've ever used is 3M's 2080 Painters Tape...


It occasionally bleeds, but it has NEVER ripped any fresh paint off the wall. It leaves a clean finish with straight lines. My recommendation is really the brush you paint with; get a good one. I recommend polyester brushes because they cut down on paint strokes (brush marks). When you have a good brush, painting along the tape line will stretch the paint out. When you use a cheap brush and the paint globs in certain areas, it will bleed. Even today I take paint off trim and it bleeds slightly, but go back with your brush, dip the tip of the brush into the trim paint and just use the very end of the brush to clean a straight line over the bleed spot.

The Power of Painter's Tape | Apartment Therapy DC
3/26/10 10:04 AM

OMG, look at the fireplace in that last pic! Crazy cool!

10 Great Bathrooms from San Francisco House Tours Roundup | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
3/10/10 10:24 AM

I dig this entire place - very calming but fun design!

Sybylla's Fashion-Forward Reno House Tour | Apartment Therapy Boston
3/10/10 10:23 AM

You can't really tell by the pictures on my project (http://www.doityourself.com/did-it-myself/small-kitchen-rental-upgrade) but I currently rent and wanted to dress up the kitchen a bit. I was thinking recently about painting the cabinets a dark gray-blue but I'm moving at the end of my lease. I did a white subway tile backsplash and put some hardware on the cabinets. Cheap project that turned out great and I highly recommend looking for cabinet hardware from bos4 on eBay - good quality and great prices.

Rescuing a Rental Kitchen on a Budget? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy DC
3/8/10 10:50 AM

Awesome job! How did you "boil" the image down in Photoshop? I know how to pixelate an image, just stuck on the "boiling" part. Thanks!

How To: Pixelated Painting | Apartment Therapy Chicago
3/2/10 01:11 PM

@ rachelbarker: I did the entire red wall (above) in a flat red and then went back and taped over them with thick (unmeasured) stripes for the semi-gloss finish. I like the light green because it looks most subtle.

One Color, Two Finishes: Gloss/Matte Stripes | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
2/8/10 01:30 PM

I don't have pictures of it but we also did it in a commercial job. We did the wall purple (matte) and the company's logo in semi gloss. Turned out great.

One Color, Two Finishes: Gloss/Matte Stripes | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
2/8/10 12:29 PM

I totally did this three years ago in a studio I lived in. I got the idea from a Victoria Secret bag...


One Color, Two Finishes: Gloss/Matte Stripes | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
2/8/10 12:27 PM