AN ODE TO BLUE TAPE:

3 REA­SONS (BE­YOND THE OB­VI­OUS) WHY WE LOVE IT.

Do It Yourself - - Diy Q&a -

1

‘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!

2

‘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!

3

‘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.

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