How to Remove Double-Sided Tape From a Wall

How to Remove Double-Sided Tape From a Wall. Double-sided tape is such a convenience ... until you need to remove it! Here's how to get that double-sided tape off your wall without damaging the paint or wallboard underneath.

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credit: Mark May
How to Remove Double-Sided Tape From a Wall
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credit: Mark May
How to Remove Double-Sided Tape From a Wall

Step 1

Gently position the blade of a putty knife at the edge of the tape and, using light force, attempt to slide the knife under the tape without pulling up any paint or wallboard.

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credit: Mark May
How to Remove Double-Sided Tape From a Wall

Step 2

If you experience difficulty getting the knife underneath the tape, stop and get a blow-dryer.

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credit: Mark May
How to Remove Double-Sided Tape From a Wall

Step 3

Heat the tape with the blow-dryer, alternating between low and high heat, and stopping occasionally to work at the tape with the knife. The heat should make the tape soft and easy to remove.

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credit: Mark May
How to Remove Double-Sided Tape From a Wall

Step 4

Clean the sticky residue that remains with an adhesive remover such as Goof Off or Un-Du, using a dry rag. A few careful strokes with the adhesive remover and you're finished!