Reddit Reddit reviews 3M Hand-Masker Film & Tape Dispenser, M3000

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3M Hand-Masker Film & Tape Dispenser, M3000
Protects surfaces against damage caused by paint runs, drips, roller mist and over sprayFeeds tape and paper directly to work surfaceHand held-lightweightPaper blades 12" sku # 1018415Requires no oiling or maintenanceSave time when preparing for painting, ceiling texturing, exterior wall finishing or floor sandingApplies painter's tape to masking film or paper in one continuous applicationUse with 3M Hand-Masker masking films and ScotchBlue Painter's tapesUse with 3M Hand-Masker Film Blade (sold separately)M3000 Dispenser is compact and lightweight with an easy-grip handle
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2 Reddit comments about 3M Hand-Masker Film & Tape Dispenser, M3000:

u/M1keHonch0 · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

To put it simply, when you paint with an airless sprayer, everything within a 5-10' radius of that gun is going to get overspray on it. So, if you dont mind overspray on your subfloor, then no problemo!
Whenever I spray I use a 3M handimasker tool. It makes taping off the floor and ceiling or whatever else MUCH faster. If you're painting a whole house, def go for the sprayer. And for the love of god, PLEASE put a coat of primer on your new drywall; Paint and primer in one doesnt work for shit on virgin drywall despite what Home Depot will tell you.

u/ElHermanoLoco · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

One thing I haven't seen mentioned: You'll need masking materials as well to keep your edges clean around trim, ceilings and doors. I've seen some pros who can do with minimal masking and even by hand, but after trying to do it with minimal masking and fucking up I now mask the hell out of every room we paint. Paying attention during the masking means I could be sloppy with the paint without worrying about getting paint where it can't come off.

If you're going to be painting your whole house, I'd really recommend investing in a masking gun: - We've painted 5 rooms in our house and it was 100% worth the $35.

You'll also need masking paper (the rolls of brown paper you see in the paint aisle at Home Depot) and masking tape (blue tape, and I'd get the good stuff to make sure it sticks solidly and comes off clean). I'd also recommend a few drop cloths, if it's just a one time thing I'd go with the disposable plastic kind to save $$$.

In terms of how to actually do it, as a novice myself I had terrible luck using the masking gun on its own, the edges on our ceiling looked like shit and were super wavy. Now I first go over all the edges with masking tape on its own to get the edge crisp. This will be setting the edge of your paint, so give it some time to get it right. Mask out EVERY SINGLE PLACE where paint will come up against not-paint. It might seem ridiculous, but when you're tired and your roller slips onto the paper on your window, light switch or ceiling you'll be glad you did it. :) Once you have that first pass done, use the masking gun to lay down paper on top of the careful masking tape to extend the edge out.

Also, IMO, the more expensive name brand paint is worth it even if it's 50-100% more. It stands up to scuffs ridiculously well and it takes fewer coats, which ended up saving us some money.