Over the previous few months, I’ve seen about ten DIY Instagram influencers recommending a product known as liquid masking tape and primer. I’ve seen two totally different manufacturers beneficial, and the one I discovered domestically is Jasco Masks & Peel.
The Instagrammers I observe rave about this product and the way superb it’s, so after I was prepared to color the 15-lite door within the dwelling health club this weekend, I picked up a quart of Jasco Masks & Peel from Residence Depot to try it out and see if it lived as much as the reward.
The product might be brushed or sprayed, however clearly, I wanted to make use of a brush. The instructions additionally mentioned to use a thick coat, so I didn’t attempt to be neat about it on the glass. For the reason that product can be utilized on the wooden additionally (that’s the promoting level — it goes proper over the glass and the wooden), I did attempt to be neat in regards to the half that obtained onto the wooden elements of the door. And I did discover it slightly troublesome to get these areas smoothed out in order that they didn’t present brush strokes.
It took me about 20 minutes to color the liquid masks onto all 15 glass panes, after which I needed to let it dry earlier than portray the door. The product goes on white, after which dries clear. As soon as it’s clear, it may be painted.
Properly, that is the place comfort and ease of use of this product form of waned for me. I started making use of the masks at round 9:00pm, and I used to be anticipating it to dry shortly (I used to be anticipating an hour on the most) in order that I might apply two coats of paint and be completed with the door earlier than I went to mattress. However after I lastly determined to show in for the evening at round 11:20pm, that is what the door seemed like…
So after two hours of drying, solely two of the 15 panes have been utterly dry. I don’t know how lengthy the entire thing took to dry as a result of I went to mattress. That was irritating, and positively not what I had anticipated. I suppose I’ve by no means heard any of these Instagram influencers speak about how loooong these items takes to dry.
By the following morning, it was all dry and clear (this door has frosted movie on the opposite facet, which is why you continue to can’t see by it despite the fact that the masks is dry and clear)…
So from that time, it was very simple. I painted the door with two coats of paint, sanding flippantly with 220-grit sandpaper between coats. After which as soon as the second coat was dry, I used a utility knife with a model new sharp razor blade, scored across the edges of every pane, and peeled the masks off of the pane. I’ve to confess that I actually loved that course of. 😀
Scoring and peeling all 15 panes was a reasonably fast course of. It in all probability took quarter-hour to do the entire door, and there weren’t any locations the place the paint bled underneath the masks prefer it does with tape.
So what’s my total evaluation of the product?
I prefer it. I’d give it 4 out of 5 stars.
I actually do like the convenience of use, and I like that it does an incredible job sealing that house between the trim and the glass in order that there aren’t any failures and no paint seepage such as you get with tape at occasions. And I actually did benefit from the scoring and peeling course of on the finish. That was very satisfying.
The one disadvantage was the drying time. I didn’t anticipate that in any respect. I anticipated it to take an hour at most. However when it was two hours later, and it was nonetheless not even midway dry, that pissed off me.
However now that I do know what to anticipate, I’ll know tips on how to work round that sooner or later. If I’m planning to color a door on Saturday, I’ll know that I would like to use the masking on Friday evening earlier than I’m going to mattress. That means, it’ll be dry and prepared after I’m prepared to color on Saturday.
The whole lot else about it was nice! I do suggest it, and I feel it’s an incredible product, simply as long as what to anticipate with that drying time, and may plan round that.
Aspect word: I’m certain a few of you noticed and are questioning about that hole between the door and the door jamb on the prime of the closed door within the second image on this put up. It’s laborious to imagine, however after I hung that door and put in the trim, that door was completely flat towards the door jamb from prime to backside when it was closed. And now, when the door is touching the jamb on the backside, there’s a giant hole on the prime.
It’s extremely irritating, and it’s as a result of (1) our home is on a pier and beam basis that’s continuously transferring and shifting as the bottom strikes and shifts, and (2) we’re experiencing horrible drought situations right here, and have been since early final 12 months. Our lake, which is the supply of town’s ingesting water, is down so low it’s a bit scary, fairly frankly.
And naturally, the drought situations have an effect on the soil, which impacts our basis, which impacts every little thing about our home. I’ve seen shifts and cracks and gaps within the final 12 months that I’ve by no means skilled in our almost-ten years on this home. For some time, I virtually couldn’t open the again door within the lavatory that leads out to Cooper’s yard. Then we obtained an excellent downpour, and the door grew to become simpler to open and shut. However we haven’t gotten wherever close to what we want so as to restore the soil to pre-drought situations in order that the gaps and cracks shut up. So for now, I dwell with it, which is sort of the problem for a perfectionist like myself. 😀
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