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masking tape issue.

Post by netpea » Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:35 pm

Oh no! I left the masking tape B on my hardwood floor too long. When I peeled it off it pulled off the finish. I now have a capital B on my floor forever.
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Re: masking tape issue.

Post by Tansy » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:47 pm

oh no!
I just peeled off masking tape number line from 2 years ago thank goodness it was only laminate!
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Re: masking tape issue.

Post by Molly » Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:43 pm

Oh no. Must say I am thankful for having carpet to put masking tape on.
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Re: masking tape issue.

Post by annaz » Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:21 pm

Ack! :shock: I know from my interior design schooling days that masking tape gets stickier the longer you leave it on, so you have to pull it off as soon as you're done.

Um....maybe you mask out the names and dates of who did it? LOL...sort of like putting your kids' hand prints in concrete? :mrgreen:
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Re: masking tape issue.

Post by pjdobro » Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:22 pm

Oh dear! Hopefully you can make that B stand for something and have it remind you of something pleasant. I have used a product on my wood floors that has helped with scratches and scuffs, Orange Glo Hardwood Floor Refinisher. I have a recliner that tends to scuff up the floor and it has helped restore the finish to that area. You might give that or a similar product a try if you decide that you really don't like the B. :wink: :D
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Re: masking tape issue.

Post by Tree House Academy » Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:35 pm

EEK! That stinks! Hope it is somewhere inconspicuous. :shock:
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Re: masking tape issue.

Post by moedertje » Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:03 pm

So sorry that happened! :( We use blue painters tape, because my husband was worried that masking tape would make marks and or take paint off walls. It's more pricey, but it worked great, even when left longer than needed on floor or walls! :| ( I've been there!!!)..
Hope you can cover the spot with some furniture :D :D
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Re: masking tape issue.

Post by lmercon » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:26 pm

Ugh! Maybe you could try a little goof-off or a light application of a Magic Eraser to get off the adhesive. I'd rather a dull area than a sticky area that will attract dirt. Sorry about that! I use painter's tape as well.
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Re: masking tape issue.

Post by jer2911mom » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:10 pm

Sorry to hear this! We had issues with masking tape residue on our ceramic tile when left on too long, so switched to electrical tape and it works much better.

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Re: masking tape issue.

Post by netpea » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:56 am

jer2911mom wrote:Sorry to hear this! We had issues with masking tape residue on our ceramic tile when left on too long, so switched to electrical tape and it works much better.

HTH,
Kathy
No, I don't have any adhesive left on the floor, the tape literally pulled the finish off the floor. It was on the floor for 4 days, I didn't think that long enough to damage my floor. It's right in the hallway leading to the bedrooms. I might just get a carpet runner for the hallway. That would hide it. Our home is 85 years old so the floors have all kinds of dings and holes from running cables, but this one is a bit strange! :oops:

On the bright side, we have now moved onto the letter C in LHTH. If I make any more masking tape letters, I'll use white painters tape for ceilings, it is the lowest tack tape, and take it up right away. I left it down so long because my 3yo loves to play on the letter.
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Re: masking tape issue.

Post by netpea » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:58 am

Thanks ladies for the ideas. I was quite shocked, my kids have put tape all over the house over the years and I've never had it damage anything, leftover adhesive sometimes but not actual damage. Life lesson I guess!
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Re: masking tape issue.

Post by raindrops » Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:31 pm

Oh wow. That's too bad. Maybe one of the previous suggestions will work, to restore the finish. Did it just make a dull "B" or did it remove color as well?

I have real hardwood floors too, I will try painters tape or something.
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Re: masking tape issue.

Post by netpea » Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:18 am

raindrops wrote:Oh wow. That's too bad. Maybe one of the previous suggestions will work, to restore the finish. Did it just make a dull "B" or did it remove color as well?

I have real hardwood floors too, I will try painters tape or something.
It removed color too. I have some maple floors and some oak, I don't know which is which. But anywhere the finish has come off, the wood weathers to gray.
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Re: masking tape issue.

Post by Motherjoy » Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:53 am

This happened to us a few years back. We had just had our concrete floors stained, and the tape left a big A on our new floor. I was devastated. I suggest using rope from now on. Oh, and we didn't leave it on too long, but took it right off. :(
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Re: masking tape issue.

Post by arstephia » Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:08 pm

No words to help, but that is why we either go outside and use sidewalk chalk or we use string inside. DH didn't want me to put masking tape on the carpet because he said some stickiness would stay on the fibers and collect dirt so we modify any activity that calls for tape.
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