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A few weeks ago, I talked about my new love affair with FrogTape® for Textured Surfaces. It is the next best thing to sliced bread for those of us who live in homes with textured walls. It makes striping and getting clean lines so easy.
I’m sure several of you just about fell off your chairs when you saw that colors I was using – two shades of greige (grey/beige). “Lindsay choosing greige? Well, I never!”
Never fear! The wall I was striping was for a friend’s beautiful, gender neutral nursery. During my last post, I detailed how to use the new line of FrogTape® and finished the big stripes in the room – but we wanted to do an accent stripe, as well. You know I pretty much never take the simple design route.
So when I went back to her house to paint the accent stripe, I only had enough tape for about half of the stripes. My first reaction was to freak out, but my intrigue got the best of me when I realized that I could do my own test of the new FrogTape® compared to the ScotchBlue painters tape that I had on hand.
I used the FrogTape® on the top of the accent stripe and the ScotchBlue on the bottom of the stripe. I went ahead and followed the exact same steps on both – apply and press down, run a wet cloth along the tape to activate the adhesive, use the bottle of sealer on the line to be painted, paint and then remove the tape.
Looking good on the top side, right? No bleeds or anything.
But then when I pulled the bottom side, it looked like this. BOO!
I’ll go ahead and say that gravity played into this – paint bleeds down more readily than it bleeds up. But, when I used the FTTS tape on both sides for the wide stripes (in my previous post), this didn’t happen – not even once.
Advantage? I’d say the FTTS tape for sure. Like, it’s probably all I’m going to use now. Even though I used the sealer (which I honestly thought was the only difference) on both tapes, it’s clear to me that the adhesive that activates within the FTTS tape is superior to the blue tape. I just wish you could buy the FTTS tape without buying the whole kit – I only used about 1/3 of the bottle of sealer per one roll of tape. Hint, hint, FrogTape®.
I was able to go back through and touch up the bleeds with a small artist’s paint brush. It didn’t take long at all, but I sure was glad that I didn’t have to touch up the entire wall that way!
Now just wait until you see what’s up next – the furniture I refinished for my friend. This is going to be one spectacular nursery!
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