My First Project With FrogTape®

I’m going to show, from start to finish, my first project with Frogtape. I was asked to participate in a challenge to paint a project, use Frogtape, and then review the outcome.

Small wood and metal table

I took this piece of furniture I’ve had for years, that has never been painted, and gave it a go.

First Paint The Table:

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 is a multi-surface, medium adhesion painter’s tape. It is designed for use on a variety of surfaces, including unfinished wood, glass, metal, carpet, and stone.

Wood and metal table painted wood and Frogtape added

Adhering Frogtape To The Table:

I planned on creating stripes for my project, so I started out by adhering tape where I didn’t want the paint to go.

Then I started dabbing my black paint in between the paint with a foam stencil brush.

Black on white is always tricky. So I was really worried about what the outcome would be with such strongly contrasting colors.

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Wood and metal table after Frogtape has been applied. I'm beginning to paint with a foam stencil brush

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The black paint has been applied to the white surface between the sections of Frogtape

I’m now 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 the painted object was completely dry.

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The finished DIY after using Frogtape to section off stripes and then paint the table

Frogtape Paint Block Technology:

Frogtape is the only tape treated with paint block technology, a super absorbent polymer that reacts with the water in latex paint. It instantly gels to form a micro-barrier that seals the edges of the tape, which helps prevent paint bleed.

And I can sure say that it did what they said it would do! I love it here in my 1934 kitchen. Now that plain tabletop is striking instead of boring.

My finished Frogtape project with a small table in my kitchen. I've added a black plate rack with plates.

Today I added a little something to decorate the table surface to see how it would look with my new bold stripes. A black plate holder looks great with my black stripes.

“FrogTape®” is designed with a liner on the back of the tape for easier application. Just remove one half of the liner, position the tape and then remove the other half.

My Finished DIY Project With Frogtape:

I love the clean, sharp lines of the stripes!

Another angle of the tape DIYed with Frogtape and paint. The black plate holder is filled with plates.

What I liked probably best of all was getting the project done so quickly. Definitely a DIYer’s dream come true with this tape. Because there was no waiting on the paint to dry and worrying the paint would bleed through the tape.

Now I’m looking all over for another piece of furniture to experiment on. This was certainly a fun project!

Frogtape is available at participating Lowes and Walmart stores. As well as all Menards, Ace, Sherwin Williams, True Value and Do It Best stores across the United States.

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24 Comments

  1. Cute table! Love it in your little kitchen too.
    I think you'll be able to use that table just about anywhere in you home.
    I've never used frog tape but keep meaning to pick some up; you know, just to have on hand for a quick project.
    …love how your table turned out, Pat

  2. While at Haven, they gave us Frog Tape in a chevron pattern. Not sure if/when I will use it but I've got my eyes open for a potential project.

    I used Frog Tape for an Ikea rug I painted. It works really well and does what it says it will do…but you already know that ;).

    The table is adorable, and maybe this will give you a nudge to continue painting some more.

  3. I like what you have done to it, super cute…reminds me of a french linen towel..very crisp.

    Jen

  4. Brenda,
    That turned out great. I've been wanting to paint the cement floor in my basement. It looks like the Fog Tape is exactly what I need. I just used painters tape on the walls in my daughters room and the paint bled through :(.
    Thanks for being brave and trying it.
    Clara from Redeemed Junk and Stuff

  5. Brenda, it looks from your 'after' photos that the Frogtape painter's tape did bleed where you pulled it over the sides. Was the tape pulled over too tightly so it didn't have enough give to go down in all the 'steps' of the edge of the table or are the pictures misleading? I will try the tape at my next painting project.

  6. The table is a fun size and shape. I just recently learned about Frog Tape and I guess I need to buy some.

    I love the design and I am surprised you went with black- I like it.

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