AVON, OHIO (May 2, 2016) – When it comes to home décor, one of the easiest ways to update a room is with a fresh coat of paint. This year, FrogTape® brand painter’s tape is proving how simple it is to heighten your home’s appeal with the inaugural Paintover Challenge™room makeover contest.  The contest runs May 2 through May 25 and tests the design skills of six DIY home décor bloggers as they transform a space in need of a makeover. 

The challenge is simple; all six bloggers must makeover their space using three things: paint, painter’s tape and a $1,000 budget.  To up the ante, each blogger has been assigned one of the 2016 FrogTape® Design Trends identified by celebrity interior designer, Taniya Nayak, as this year’s hottest styles for the home. The process will be documented on their blogs and on with before, during and after shots of the room transformations.  The winning blogger will be selected through public voting – which begins May 31 – and will receive $5,000 to donate to their favorite charity and appear in an upcoming national FrogTape® magazine advertisement.  The winner will be announced on June 27.

“With the launch of the FrogTape® Paintover Challenge™, we’re hoping to inspire both expert and novice DIYers alike to step out of their comfort zone and push their creative limits – while showcasing the diversity of paint and painter’s tape,” said Allison Shagovac, influencer marketing manager, ShurTech Brands, LLC.  “The participating bloggers each have their own unique styles and personalities, and we can’t wait to see what they create as they compete for a good cause.”

Paintover Challenge™ participants include: 

  • 4 Men 1 Lady: Blessed with three rambunctious and messy boys, Michelle’s mission is to bring beauty to a house full of men. She is passionate about interiors and uses her home to experiment with design.

  • Rain on a Tin Roof: Jenna is a mover, a shaker and believes in flying your own freak flag. She’s never met a leopard print she didn’t like and always prefers to go bold or go home.

  • Refunk My Junk: Allison is a creative entrepreneur who inspires women to harness creativity in their homes. When she’s not painting furniture, she’s busy wrangling her two sons and renovating her home.

  • The Happy Housie: With a passion for DIY, decorating and crafting, Krista loves making her home into a welcoming space. She tackles many projects, both large and small, from renovating entire houses to creating simple seasonal décor.  

  • Thistlewood Farms: KariAnne found her passion for home and design with her blog Thistlewood Farms. Thistlewood Farms is more than the story of a farmhouse; it’s about family, fun, burlap and pancakes.

  • Vintage Revivals: As a fearless DIYer, Mandi believes that your home should look like you and no one else. She transforms her spaces with secondhand items while providing readers with step-by-step instructions to recreate the look on their own terms andbudget.

From basic applications on baseboards and trim to bold accent walls and on-trend patterns, using FrogTape® will ensure the bloggers achieve professional results on every project.  FrogTape® is the only painter’s tapes treated with patented PaintBlock® Technology.  PaintBlock® reacts with the water in latex paint to form a micro-barrier against paint bleed, providing the cleanest, sharpest lines possible. There are several tapes available within the popular family of FrogTape® products, including FrogTape® Multi-SurfaceFrogTape® Delicate SurfaceFrogTape® Shape Tape™ and FrogTape® Textured Surface.

To follow the Paintover Challenge™ and to learn more about the 2016 Design Trends, visit




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