Saturday, March 17, 2012

Frogtape Brand Painter's Tape

   FrogTape is the only painter's tape treated with patented PaintBlock Technology. PaintBlock is a super-absorbent polymer that reacts with latex paint and instantly gels to form a micro-barrier that seals the edges of the tape, preventing paint bleed.
   Selecting the right grade and level of adhesion before you start taping is important. For cured painted walls, wood trim, glass and metal, a medium adhesion tape, such as FrogTape Multi-Surface, would be ideal. But for delicate surfaces such as fresh paint (24 hours old), wallpaper or faux finishes, this requires a tape with lower adhesion to prevent surface damage. FrogTape also comes in a Delicate Surface technology to accommodate these types of situations.
  You do not have to use any special techniques or tricks to apply FrogTape. As with any paint project though, it is important to prep properly by making sure the surface is clean, dust-free and dry before applying the tape. For accurate placement, adhere FrogTape in short sections to avoid stretching the tape and make sure it's flush to the edge you will be painting. As soon as paint comes in contact with the edges of FrogTape, PaintBlock reacts with the water in the latex paint and instantly gels to form a micro-barrier. This resulting gel barrier seals the edges of the tape, preventing bleed-through. The result: very sharp paint lines and less time spent on touch-ups!.
   FrogTape's Media Relations Manager, Kristin Bixler, says the brand participated in four home and garden shows this spring to educate consumers on FrogTape and why is is different from other painter's tape. The most frequently asked questions people had were:
(1) Can be used with oil-based paint?
(2) How soon should you remove the tape after painting?
(3) How do you get good results on texture walls?.
   Answering those questions in order, Bixler says, "Yes, you can use oil-based paint with FrogTape. After applying FrogTape to your surface, just run a damp cloth over the tape's edges first to activate the PaintBlock Technology.
   "It is recommended that you remove FrogTape immediately, while the paint is still wet. The tape should be removed slowly and at a 180 degree angle. If you let the paint dry before removing the tape, it increases the possibility of tearing the fresh paint. If painting more than one coat, make sure to remove and reapply FrogTape in between coats of paint.
   "Getting sharp paint lines on textured walls isn't impossible, it just requires a couple extra steps." Visit to see detailed steps-by-step instructions to obtain optimal results on textured surfaces.
   FrogTape's unique green color helps identify the product on the shelves. Each roll also comes in a handy, reusable plastic canister that can also be recycled. "The canister keeps the tape fresh and free of dirt and debris. It also prevents the edges from getting damaged."

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