I let the Wrinkle Black dry for several hours in between each of the three light coats. After the last coat, the console was left to dry for 24 full hours in a warm environment to give the paint a chance to dry, cure, and harden thoroughly. After that, the masking tape can be removed. When taking the tape off, pull up and away from the painted area. If you did a good job of masking, you'll have straight, clean edges separating the painted and chrome areas.