If you’re doing some painting projects in your home this winter, you may be asking which tape to use to mask off areas you don’t want painted like door and window frames, and baseboards. Or maybe you are getting creative and painting stripes or geometric designs on the wall.
What Is It?
Whatever your project, there’s a masking tape made specifically for your project. FrogTape® is treated with PaintBlock® technology and was designed for use with latex paints. PaintBlock reacts with the water in latex paints to form a micro barrier along the edges of the tape. This makes the tape more resistant to paint bleeding. It is available in 24mm (15/16 in), 36mm (1 27/64 in) and 48mm (1 57/64 in) widths.
Preparation is Key
Before doing anything else, make sure the surfaces you are painting and taping are clean and walls primed with a compatible primer. Remove any dust, dirt, or grease from the surface.
For Delicate Surfaces
FrogTape® Delicate Surface (yellow tape) is a low adhesion painter’s tape that’s perfect for use on freshly painted surfaces, wall paper or faux finishes. It will come off without leaving a residue from freshly painted surfaces (after drying at least 24 hours).
For Multiple Surfaces
FrogTape® Multi-Surface (green tape) painter’s tape is a medium adhesion painter’s tape designed to use on walls, wood trim, glass and metal. It will come off without leaving a residue from most surfaces for up to 21 days. If your taped areas are exposed to direct sunlight, try to finish painting and remove it within 7 days
FrogTape® Textured Surfaces
This painter’s tape helps you achieve sharp paint lines on most rough or uneven surfaces.
This tape features pre-cut, repeating patterns, like Chevron and Waves, for use with your creative projects. Great for borders or repeat designs.
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