Has anyone wrangled a clever, compact masking dispenser/rack solution? I feel like I always wrestle with getting 20" of masking unrolled and stuck to my material.
I have a vague vision of how it could work, ideally it would be something I could deploy, use, and then store. I’m just looking for inspiration. What you got…? or are you all wrangling loose rolls of masking like I am? It’s amateur hour up in my place!
You hold the end of the tape and allow it to unravel to the floor. Sometimes you must apply a strategically placed kick or two to assist the unwinding process.
Then with one hand holding the roll, execute a rapid sweeping motion left to right with a jeweled dagger or honed broadsword to sever the tape. Catch the end as it drops so that you do not have the tape folding up on itself - that would require having to start over.
Lift the long swath of tape and book it upon itself. Gently lay the plywood sheet down on the tape, lift and turn the whole thing which will have stuck to the wood, your hair, and the desk, and pry the tape up to unfold the second half over the back of the wood.
Smooth the results down carefully from the center out, with a hard brayer or stiff pot scraper.
Sit back and admire the results of your efforts with a glass of good red.
what i usually do is unroll it upside down (sticky side up) onto my cutting pad. then i i apply my material face down. if i’m double-sided masking, i then unroll enough for the other side and just flip it over (with the tape wrapping around one end). then trim and squeegee the crap out of it.