My First Project With FrogTape®


I was asked to participate in a challenge with “FrogTape®” to paint a project and 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. 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 was 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 wondering 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. 

Surprise! Surprise!


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. Users should visit http://frogtape.com/shapetape for more information.

FrogTape® is on Twitter @FrogTape. Follow @FrogTape for tons of creative inspiration for your home. 

Brenda Kula @Cozy Little House




24 comments

  1. 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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  2. 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.

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  3. Great transformation, Brenda! Perfect piece for that spot.
    melinda

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  4. Great transformation, Brenda! Perfect piece for that spot.
    melinda

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  5. So cute. I want to do something similar with my little kitchen table. What a cute little shelf.

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  6. I love it Brenda! Anything with those grain sack stripes is right up my alley! Gorgeous little table!
    Susan

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  7. I think it turned out very cute! I need to get some of this tape for sure!

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  8. Great project - perfect in your kitchen you are redoing!

    Judy

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

    Jen

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  10. Love this project you made! I want to paint my desk in a similar way. Glad it worked out!

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  11. The table turned out great!! I'm wanting to do those grain stripes to a wood trunk that my hubby made for me many years ago.
    ~Cindy

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  12. Brenda, I am so proud of you. Not only is it darling, you had no paint accident. Good for you girl.

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  13. 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

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  14. Love it! Makes me want to give it a whirl!

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  15. Like the project. I think I'll have to try FrogTape! :)

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  16. Brenda, That turned out great! I love Frog Tape-it is just a wonderful product. xo Diana

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  17. 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.

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  18. What a cute little table. We used Frog tape to cover trim in the house while painting, but we still waited to remove it. I love seeing that it really works so well!

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  19. Great job Brenda. I really like the little table and it looks so nice with the black strips - gives it a personality.
    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Mary

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  20. You did a great job, Brenda. I'll have to give it a try sometime. xo Laura

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  21. Hip hip hurray for frag tape cuz you ended up with a cute table.

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  22. 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

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  23. I had no idea that tape technology had come so far. I'll be trying the frog tape. Your paint project was a great success; your table looks great!

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