The Best Way to Prevent Paint Bleed on Bumpy Walls

A tennis ball can make taping a bumping surface smooth

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Getting painter’s tape to stick well to a semi-smooth wall is a challenge, but I found a great method. Use a tennis ball to smooth the tape! The ball lets you apply more pressure over a larger area than fingers alone. I find that an older tennis ball has more give and works better than a brand new one. — Greg Carroll

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