AN ODE TO BLUE TAPE:
3 REASONS (BEYOND THE OBVIOUS) WHY WE LOVE IT.
‘Cause it makes the straightest, most beautiful lines when you recaulk a tub. Scrape the old caulk off using a putty knife, then clean and dry the surface (overnight is best). Apply painters tape on both sides of the caulk line, fill in using a caulk gun, and smooth with your finger. Then wait a day and remove the tape. Voilà!
‘Cause it helps us organize our cords. If we’re organizing our TV area and cleaning up clutter, blue tape is the best for wrapping around cords and labeling what really is the TV, the home assistant, and more. And it’s not a major pain to unwrap—just rip it off and access those cords!
‘Cause you can use it to hold things in place without taking off paint. For example, if you’re replacing an outlet cover, it might be tricky to get the new screw, screwdriver, and cover all in place at once. Shut off the power, remove the old cover, and use a little piece of blue tape to hold the new cover in place.