Scotch: Dynamic Wall Designs 01:00

Painting dynamic wall designs is easier with Scotch Blue Painter's Tape.


Prep with Style, Paint with Confidence

Preparation is the most important part of the job – it’s the step that ensures that your reveal is everything you want it to be.

With the right preparation, you can bring any possibility to life. 

Step 1

Clean Area

Clean the surface you’re going to tape, using water and a damp rag.

Step 2

Photographed by Eliesa Johnson for 3M and Zeus Jones.

Photo by: Eliesa Johnson

Eliesa Johnson

Choose the Right Tape

Choose the right tape for your surface:

  • ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape Delicate Surfaces with Advanced Edge-Lock™ Paint Line Protector: For freshly painted surfaces (at least 24 hours old), wood floors, cabinets, and accent walls. Use this tape to create patterns on painted walls or surfaces.
  • ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape Multi-Surface with Advanced Edge-Lock™ Paint Line Protector: For metal, baseboards, trim, and glass. Use this tape to protect window frames, molding, and baseboards.
  • ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape Exterior Surfaces  – For use outdoors, including smooth and semi-smooth metal, vinyl, painted wood, and glass‎. 

Step 3

Tape Areas

Tape all the areas you want to keep paint-free: baseboards, windows, tiles, and other areas.

Step 4

Connect Ends of Tape

Tear off about 2 to 3 feet of tape at a time, laying each new piece of tape over the end of the previous piece.

Step 5

Press Tape Firmly

Press tape down firmly with a smooth surface like a putty knife or your fingers.

Step 6

Let Tape Set

Let the tape set for 30 – 60 minutes.

Step 7

Remove Tape

Remove tape slowly, pulling it back on itself at a 45° angle from the original line of tape.