STEP 4: Use acrylic, tempera, or low-VOC wall paint in a white or cream color. Do not thin the paint. Apply it with a small brush, covering the bottle’s entire surface. You may need to go over some areas twice to ensure even coverage. Holding the bottle by the top of the neck, begin immediately to remove the tape. Pull the tape off slowly and discard. The tape must be removed before the paint dries, or it will pull off in large sheets and ruin the relief pattern. Have a trash bag handy in which to throw the strips of tape covered in wet paint. Rubber gloves are useful for this step. A craft blade may help loosen the edges of the tape or stickers to make removal easier. Once all tape is removed, set the bottles on newspaper to dry completely.
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