Through much trial and error, I've learned that even the smallest of touch-up jobs (and the steadiest of hands) require a little tape — and it's not a bad idea to cover up places where you don't want to see splatters either. A mini paint project was on my to-do list, but I didn't want to have to deal with dragging out the huge plastic sheets for such a little task. I also couldn't bear the thought of ruining my floor due to laziness, which is why I purchased Scotch-Blue Pre-Taped Film & Dispenser ($13). I'm a skeptic when it comes to products that claim to "do it all," so to see if this hardware store find met my needs, just
Overall Scotch's combo tape worked great for my small project. It easily covered the parts that I didn't want to paint, and when everything was all dry, clean-up was a breeze! The film folds out to give about two feet of coverage, and the blue tape works just as well as standard painting tape. In the future I may skip on the dispenser since a pair of scissors could cut it with ease, but overall I have no real complaints. I'll be keeping a roll or two on hand and I highly recommend this combo product for any small painting jobs (especially for protecting floor boards). For bigger tasks, I'd stick to your preferred painter's tape (such as Frog Tape), and rolling out some plastic, or a sheet.