Getting Tape Residue Off Windows - June 25th 2014
Q: My Painter put masking tape around all my windows. This has left a huge mess. What can I use to make the clean up easier?
1. When masking windows for painting, use a dry strip painters tape (usually green in colour) do not use regular masking tape.
2. Masking tape should not be left on glass for more than a few hours. If left on glass on south or west exposure windows, the sun will bake it into the surface.
To remove masking tape residual, use a glass scraper, available from paint and decorating stores. These are designed with a special razor type of blade to not scratch the glass. Once the majority of the tape has been removed with the razor, use a coarse cloth such as a piece of denim and contact cement solvent to remove the rest. Then clean the glass with a window wash product.
It's just that easy!