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Shurtape FrogTape Multi-Surface with Paintblock Technology
 
3.9

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5.0

Does exactly what you need it to, keeps paint off

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from Dayton, OH

Comments about Shurtape FrogTape Multi-Surface with Paintblock Technology:

Shurtape's Frog Tape is an amatuer painter's essential. It's almost more important than the paint itself. Frog Tape gives you the crisp edge lines you'd expect from a professional without the overhead and labor costs. My wife and I used Frog Tape on several do-it-yourself paint jobs around the house and were very pleasantly surprised how well it blocked our overages. You know that nearing the end of the second coat where you just want to get it done and stop caring about the quality of your strokes and how close you're getting to an edge. Well, Frog Tape's paintblock technology makes sure excessive roller passes and stray brush strokes don't get paint on the edge of the wall or ceiling you don't want to color.

Shurtape Frog Tape is slightly expensive, but in a world of getting what you pay for, Frog Tape is a value. The adhesive of the Frog Tape is excellent! It even adheres well to ceilings and removes easily (when you pull it) without leaving behind any residue.

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4.0

Frogtape's paintblock technology works well.

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from Goshen, IN

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I had been used to using blue painter's tape for years and years. I saw this new Frogtape and thought I'd give it a try. It is supposed to block paint from seeping under the edges of the tape and have clean release without leaving any residue behind. It does block paint seepage better than the traditional blue painter's tape, but for me it didn't block it entirely. Some paint still did seep in under a few spots among the edges. The tape did release nicely without damaging the surface that it was adhered to. It also left no residue behind as well. I think that you can be less careful with getting paint on the tape than you have to be with the blue painter's tape and you'll still be ok. However, I'm not entirely sure that you can really get a lot of paint on the Frogtape and it will completely block any seepage. Frogtape is also quite expensive. It works, but you might not want to pay as much as it costs.

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4.0

Great for non-textured applications.

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from Portland, OR

Comments about Shurtape FrogTape Multi-Surface with Paintblock Technology:

I recently painted my dining room using Shurtape FrogTape. The lines along the baseboard moulding came out absolutely perfect! The tape came off smoothly and did not peel the paint. The ceiling was a little trickier. The texture on my ceiling is a little heavier than the walls so the tape wasn't able to form a perfect seal. The tape still came off smooth with no peeling, however, there were lots of spots where the paint got under the tape and on the ceiling. Lots of touch-ups were necessary. Afterwards, someone recommended sealing the tape with a cheap caulk (one that is paintable) that way the paint doesn't seep under the tape. For not much more than regular painter's tape, the Shurtape FrogTape is easier to work with and easy to remove. I will continue to use it, but be more careful along textured applications.

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3.0

FrogTape is not foolproof but helpful

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from Plano, TX

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On the expensive side of painting tapes, the Shurtape FrogTape Multi-Surface with Paintblock Technology is worth a try if you like the safety net of painting trim, moulding, windows edge of accent walls et cetera, without freehand with an angle brush. After using either freehand (which can be stressful on the carpal-tunnel-prone wrist) and regular old packing tape (yes, not even the blue painter's tape), I needed to paint some stripes to enliven a seldom used guest bathroom and decided to give Frogtape a try. It is priced nearly double of the most popular blue painter's tape, and has a bit of learning curve. The Paintblock Technology in the product's claim, requires "activation" by moistening a towel and running it over the tape after it has been secured in place. Only by adding this tiny bit of water, do you transform Frogtape from ordinary adhesive, to allowing the gel inside the tape, to plop down and adhere to the wall. Still, I did not find it to be foolproof due to my textured walls, and the typical step of precaution still applied - that is, painting the base color over the FrogTape first, waiting for it to dry, then painting my stripes in a new color.

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2.0

LIES!!!!

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from Tomales, CA

Comments about Shurtape FrogTape Multi-Surface with Paintblock Technology:

Okay, Ill admit I was only a third time painter. not much experience what so ever. So I thought getting frog tape would make things easier right? Well I was WRONG!!! It was so hard to use. It kept sticking to the wall when i didnt want it to, or not sticking when i needed it too!

Finally after I struglled with it and got it looking alright. I painted over it and it looked OK. I could see that It had not been placed evenly on the wall and I saw some air bubbles in the tape. I let it dry and pulled it off. The paint didnt get in a lot but it was not even at all.

My father and boyfriend are both in the construction business. They both laughed at me when I told them I got frog tape and said to always stick with the blue stuff. I would now have to agree with them because I noticed the thickness of the frog tape made it hard to get it where i wanted it to go.

I would not reccomend this unless you are very experienced!

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4.0

Frogtape works better than the others

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from Hawthorn Woods, IL

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I am a do-it-yourself kind of girl and I always have painting projects on my list. I have come to be a very experienced home painter. A newer product that I would like to recommend is Frogtape Multi-Surface tape for use on walls and wood trim. When you use regular painter's tape, you do have problems with paint seeping in where it doesn't belong and also when you take the tape off, sometimes it grabs onto some of the new paint and you get a mess that has to be redone. I have found that Frogtape is more reliable than the other tapes out there. Occasionally, I even will have a problem with Frogtape, but not nearly as often as with the others. This tape is a little more pricey, but it definitely saves you time because you will not be doing as many touch-ups when you use this tape. It's easy to find at all the hardware and home improvement stores and comes in a container that keeps the tape from drying out.

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5.0

You really do get what you pay for!

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from Bechtelsville, PA

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This product really does give you a perfect edge.  This applies to more than just paint.  I recently used it for a tiling project and taped off the area I wanted to remain free of grout.  After the project was finished I was more than thrilled when I pulled off the tape and had a perfectly straight grout line.  Yes, it does cost a little more than the 3M tape, but in my opinion, the additional cost is definitely worth it.

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