We have begun taping off the nonskid areas of the deck in preparation for applying the two part epoxy primer to all the other areas. Tyler, Noah, and I spent a few hours taping using 3M 2080 tape for the straight stretches and slight bends. It is a light to medium tack tape that you can leave on for up to sixty days. It is thin and smooth with a slightly plastic feel to it. We like using a light to medium tack tape as it really lets you know if you've done enough surface cleaning. If you missed a spot the tape wont stick. Its far better to have the tape fail rather than the paint film! We use 3M 471 for going around corners. It is a stretchy plastic tape that can turn a tight corner without tearing. We put a little piece of 2080 over top to prevent it from contracting when stretched around the tight corners.
Almost ready for taping