I was asked to participate in a challenge with “FrogTape®”to paint a project and then review the outcome.
I took this piece of furniture I’ve had for years, that has never been painted, and gave it a go. First I painted it white. It took quite a few coats because the wood had never been painted. I left that to dry for a few days here in my kitchen.
FrogTape® Multi-surface, a medium adhesion painter’s tape, is designed for use on a variety of surfaces, including unfinished wood, metal, glass, carpet and stone.
I planned on creating stripes for my project, so I started out by adhering the tape where I didn’t want the paint to go.
Then I started dabbing with my black paint. Black on white is always tricky. So I was really worrying about what the outcome would be with such strongly contrasting colors.
So far, so good… I don’t paint very often. So this project took a lot of nerve on my part.
All done with the painting. The scariest part was taking the tape off immediately. Always in the past with other types of tape, I left the tape on until dry.
FrogTape® is the only tape treated with paint block technology, a super absorbent polymer that reacts with the water in latex paint and instantly gels to form a micro-barrier that seals the edges of the tape, which helps prevent paint bleed.
And I can say it did what it said it would do! I love it here in my 1934 black and white kitchen. Now that plain piece of furniture is striking.
Yesterday I did the painting. Today I added a little something to see how it would look with my new bold stripes.
“FrogTape®” is designed with a slit liner on the back of the tape for easier application – remove one half of the liner, position the tape and remove the other half. Easy-peasy, in blogger’s terminology!
It’s kind of hard to get photos in this narrow kitchen. But I’m very pleased with my first project. I like the clean sharp lines.
What I liked best was being able to reveal my efforts as soon as I was finished painting. No waiting and worrying if it bled through. Instant gratification!
Now I’m looking all around the house for my next project. This was fun! And easy. And I love easy.
FrogTape® is available at participating Lowes and Walmart locations, and all Menards, Ace, Sherwin Williams, True Value and Do It Best stores across the United States.
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Brenda Kula @Cozy Little House