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Living room Makeover
As a former Kindergarten teacher, Liz's passion for teaching others how to DIY is bound to be a great time. Liz is a self-proclaimed paint connoisseur, an expert in pivoting in the middle of a project when something doesn't feel or look right, and wholeheartedly believes projects can be done on a budget with stunning results.
Getting Perfect Paint Lines Every Time
When starting on the FrogTape Paintover Challenge 2020, I knew that I would be working with different materials and different types of paint within the space. And guess what? It didn’t matter if I was using roman clay on the fireplace, painting an accent wall or painting along wood pieces, the results were all the same: perfect paint lines every time. Here are a few tips and tricks so you can also get that perfect paint line when completing your next project.
Knowing which painter’s tape to use - For this particular project, I used the green and yellow painter’s tape by FrogTape. Knowing the difference between the two and when to use them are key! The green FrogTape is best on fully cured surfaces, glass, metal and even hard surface and carpet flooring if you’re painting baseboards. I used this particular painter’s tape on our floor and ceiling when painting the fireplace, along the baseboards and on the side of the pieces of wood on the accent wall.
The yellow FrogTape is made specifically for delicate or freshly-painted surfaces. With a low adhesion (with still great results), I used this on the freshly painted walls beside the fireplace as I applied the roman clay. Roman clay dries as a plaster and it still had amazing results using the yellow FrogTape. I also used it between the horizontal pieces of wood to avoid stripping away any fresh paint as I painted the green accent wall.
** FrogTape also comes in various widths. Use what you’re comfortable with. For example, I often use one of the wider options so I don’t risk getting paint on the other side of the painter’s tape.
Make sure you’re applying the FrogTape on a clean surface for the best adhesion. And to further adhere the FrogTape to a surface, rub a damp sponge or cloth along the tape to activate the polymer gel that creates a micro-barrier that further prevents paint bleed.
My best tip when working with painter’s tape is removing it while the paint is still wet from your last coat of paint. The last thing you want to happen is the paint to dry on the painter’s tape and part of the paint rip off the wall as you remove it.
Creating this budget-friendly, yet high impact, piece of artwork is one of my favorite features in our new living room space. With just a few supplies, you’ll be making your own in no time!
FrogTape® is the only painter's tape treated with PaintBlock Technology. PaintBlock is a super-absorbent polymer which reacts with latex paint and instantly gels to form a micro-barrier that seals the edges of the tape, preventing paint bleed.