I'm currently painting my walls, and having a constant issue with different brands of masking tape pulling the backing off with it. I've tried non-branded, branded and low-tack.
To prepare, I ensure the backing is clean of dust with no loose pieces. I run the masking tape on my trousers to make it less tacky and start, placing the masking tape on 4" at a time, ensuring a tight fit pushing it on.
I do my painting etc and immediately start to pull the masking tape off, however, the backing paint/wallpaper the masking tape is adhered to, is also pulled off.
This is pointing to my prep/implementation of the tape, but I am unsure what I am doing wrong?
To Clarify, the paint under the masking tape is a final coat of emulsion - usually dulux or Farrow and Ball. The final coat is on top of two lots of undercoat of brilliant white emulsion.
The tape is on for no more than 20mins/30mins and when being pulled off to remove, it is also tearing the colour paint behind it