Window Taping Tool?

justme4nowOctober 9, 2012

Is there a tool and if not, why not invent one that will allow you to 'roll' tape around the inside of a window frame, covering the glass that you don't want to get paint on?

I have a million windows in my home and I am about to paint the 'inside' window frames.

I don't want to tape each pane of glass by hand and "I HOPE" that there is a tool (kind of like a package tape dispenser or even similar to a miniature drywall taping tool ) that will not only make the job faster to do but also less tedious!?

I only need to run the tape, an inch around the inside of the frame, covering the glass.

Forgive my bad arrow drawings in the following picture, (HOW do you make straight lines with paint or irfanview? lol)

The arrows point to the frame area that I am referring to and the glass that I want to cover.

I hope that I have been fairly clear on my question?

I don't know any other way to ask it. 8(

Thanks Everyone

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Someone gave me a link to this tool from Scotch and I wonder if this might be what I am looking for?

They talk about woodwork but why wouldn't it work for what I need?

Scotch Blue

    Bookmark   October 9, 2012 at 11:26PM
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Yes, the blue painter's tape will work great. And if it gives you an easy way to cut it, that's great too.

I use scissors or an x-ato-knife, or just tear the tape.

    Bookmark   October 10, 2012 at 9:02AM
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Brushworks Spectacular Finishes

It's going to cost you a fortune to tape a million windows.

    Bookmark   October 10, 2012 at 8:32PM
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Christopher Nelson Wallcovering and Painting

I am with brush on this one. Get a QUALITY 1and 1/2 inch sash brush and carfully paint them.Get a good window razor scraper to remove any paint that gets on the glass

    Bookmark   October 11, 2012 at 4:02AM
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Brushworks Spectacular Finishes

Is there a rubber boot, or glazing strip surrounding the glass? If so, do not paint over that boot or glazing strip.

    Bookmark   October 11, 2012 at 9:17AM
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If you are painting them in place, you might find that you are able to control the brush better when working on the sides and bottom of the frame. So you might be able to get away with taping just the top of the sash.

As a DIYer without a million windows to paint, I use the tape.

I use a one inch Purdy angled brush.

    Bookmark   October 11, 2012 at 9:49AM
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