Testing Instagram Influencers’ Product Suggestions – Jasco Masks & Peel Liquid Masking Tape & Primer

Over the previous few months, I’ve seen about ten DIY Instagram influencers recommending a product referred to as liquid masking tape and primer. I’ve seen two completely different manufacturers really useful, and the one I discovered domestically is Jasco Masks & Peel.

The Instagrammers I observe rave about this product and the way superb it’s, so once I was prepared to color the 15-lite door within the dwelling gymnasium this weekend, I picked up a quart of Jasco Masks & Peel from Dwelling Depot to check it out and see if it lived as much as the reward.

The product will be brushed or sprayed, however clearly, I wanted to make use of a brush. The instructions additionally mentioned to use a thick coat, so I didn’t attempt to be neat about it on the glass. For the reason that product can be utilized on the wooden additionally (that’s the promoting level — it goes proper over the glass and the wooden), I did attempt to be neat in regards to the half that obtained onto the wooden components of the door. And I did discover it somewhat tough to get these areas smoothed out in order that they didn’t present brush strokes.

It took me about 20 minutes to color the liquid masks onto all 15 glass panes, after which I needed to let it dry earlier than portray the door. The product goes on white, after which dries clear. As soon as it’s clear, it may be painted.

Nicely, that is the place comfort and ease of use of this product form of waned for me. I started making use of the masks at round 9:00pm, and I used to be anticipating it to dry shortly (I used to be anticipating an hour on the most) in order that I may apply two coats of paint and be performed with the door earlier than I went to mattress. However once I lastly determined to show in for the evening at round 11:20pm, that is what the door appeared like…

So after two hours of drying, solely two of the 15 panes have been fully dry. I do not know how lengthy the entire thing took to dry as a result of I went to mattress. That was irritating, and positively not what I had anticipated. I suppose I’ve by no means heard any of these Instagram influencers speak about how loooong these things takes to dry.

By the following morning, it was all dry and clear (this door has frosted movie on the opposite facet, which is why you continue to can’t see by it regardless that the masks is dry and clear)…

So from that time, it was very straightforward. I painted the door with two coats of paint, sanding flippantly with 220-grit sandpaper between coats. After which as soon as the second coat was dry, I used a utility knife with a model new sharp razor blade, scored across the edges of every pane, and peeled the masks off of the pane. I’ve to confess that I actually loved that course of. 😀

Scoring and peeling all 15 panes was a reasonably fast course of. It most likely took quarter-hour to do the entire door, and there weren’t any locations the place the paint bled below the masks prefer it does with tape.

So what’s my general evaluation of the product?

I prefer it. I’d give it 4 out of 5 stars.

I actually do like the benefit of use, and I like that it does an incredible job sealing that house between the trim and the glass in order that there are not any failures and no paint seepage such as you get with tape at occasions. And I actually did benefit from the scoring and peeling course of on the finish. That was very satisfying.

The one disadvantage was the drying time. I didn’t count on that in any respect. I anticipated it to take an hour at most. However when it was two hours later, and it was nonetheless not even midway dry, that annoyed me.

However now that I do know what to anticipate, I’ll know the way to work round that sooner or later. If I’m planning to color a door on Saturday, I’ll know that I want to use the masking on Friday evening earlier than I am going to mattress. That method, it’ll be dry and prepared once I’m prepared to color on Saturday.

All the pieces else about it was nice! I do advocate it, and I believe it’s an incredible product, simply as long as you understand what to anticipate with that drying time, and may plan round that.

Aspect notice: I’m positive a few of you noticed and are questioning about that hole between the door and the door jamb on the high of the closed door within the second image on this put up. It’s arduous to consider, however once I hung that door and put in the trim, that door was completely flat towards the door jamb from high to backside when it was closed. And now, when the door is touching the jamb on the backside, there’s an enormous hole on the high.

It’s extremely irritating, and it’s as a result of (1) our home is on a pier and beam basis that’s always shifting and shifting as the bottom strikes and shifts, and (2) we’re experiencing horrible drought circumstances right here, and have been since early final yr. Our lake, which is the supply of town’s ingesting water, is down so low it’s a bit scary, fairly frankly.

And naturally, the drought circumstances have an effect on the soil, which impacts our basis, which impacts all the pieces about our home. I’ve seen shifts and cracks and gaps within the final yr that I’ve by no means skilled in our almost-ten years on this home. For some time, I nearly couldn’t open the again door within the toilet that leads out to Cooper’s yard. Then we obtained downpour, and the door grew to become simpler to open and shut. However we haven’t gotten anyplace close to what we’d like to be able to restore the soil to pre-drought circumstances in order that the gaps and cracks shut up. So for now, I dwell with it, which is sort of the problem for a perfectionist like myself. 😀