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Jul 16, 2015

Top DIYers Compete for $5,000 Grand Prize in the Fifth Annual FrogTape® Earn Your Stripes® Room Makeover Contest

For the first time, FrogTape® asks the public to select the best DIY room makeover through online voting

AVON, Ohio (July 16, 2015) – The judges have spoken and the top five finalists of the 2015 FrogTape® brand painter’s tape Earn Your Stripes® room makeover contest have been selected. This year, FrogTape is letting the public vote for the most dazzling painting makeover to decide which of the DIY home design challenge finalists will be named winners. Now through August 3, the public can view the entries at and place their vote for the top three grand prize winners – who will be announced on August 5. First place will take home $5,000; second place will receive $2,500; and third place will collect $1,000 cash.

“After five years, we are still amazed by the creativity displayed in project submissions for the Earn Your Stripes room makeover contest,” said Kristin Osinski, senior media manager, ShurTech Brands, LLC. “It’s so impressive to see how FrogTape is being used to create unique room updates. These five DIYers have proven that paint and painting tape really are some of the easiest and most affordable tools for homeowners to use to transform a space.”

To enter the contest, DIYers from across the U.S. and Canada were asked to submit images documenting their process with before, during and after shots of their room transformation using FrogTape. A panel of FrogTape judges then picked the top five projects based on workmanship, originality and complexity. In addition, each contestant who submitted an approved entry will receive a roll of FrogTape Multi-Surface to help complete future painting projects and achieve professional-looking results.

The Top Five Finalists are:

  • Chris Rericha, (Imperial, MO), No More Boring Office Makeover
  • Colette Montague, (Swedesboro, NJ), FrogTape Kitchen Makeover
  • Alexandra Tuel, (Dallas, TX), Let the Walls Speak Dining Room Makeover
  • Elizabeth Maria Francis, (Brampton, ON), Colorful Bedroom Accent Wall
  • Judy Thomas, (Brecksville, OH), The Elegant Dining Room

FrogTape offers 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, producing the cleanest, sharpest lines possible. There are a number of tapes available within the popular family of FrogTape products, including FrogTape Multi-Surface, FrogTape Delicate Surface, FrogTape Shape Tape and Textured Surface. No matter what your painting project needs may be FrogTape is dedicated to providing a taping solution that delivers premium results.

Visit to cast your vote and to view the entire Earn Your Stripes® 2015 project gallery.


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