A: Landscaper, while it's possible to paint these, no testing as been done to determine which paint will adhere to the tape.
A: I don't know why you'd want to. The black basically makes it disappear under the decking, but you could try a foot or so and see how it goes.
A: I would not recommend painting the tape based on my usage. I believe the correct answer should come from the manufacturer.
A: RoyM, This tape is designed to be covered by decking materials and should not be left exposed to sunlight for an extended period of time.
A: RoyM, Yes you are able to work with this in shorter lengths and should stick to itself. When overlapping material from end to end, a minimum of a two-inch overlap is required.
A: Yes. I cut it in smaller lengths to go around obstacles and it stuck to itself very well. In fact it sticks to just about anything.
A: Kathy, There is nothing that states it cannot be applied to painted wood joists. If it adheres to pressure treated joist it should adhere to painted joists.
A: Yes, very sticky, works great!
A: Yes -- any clean surface works just fine.
A: I did not apply my tape to painted joists. However this stuff is pretty sticky and I would think it would still adhere to a painted surface.