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4 DIY Painter’s Tape Hacks to Elevate Backyard Spaces 

Looking to beautify your backyard? Read on for four fresh ways to update your outdoor space with just a roll of painter’s tape, a can of paint and a little creativity – and uncover some innovative painter’s tape tricks to make these DIYs super simple.  

Faux Throw  

Take the patio to another level by adding a painted throw rug onto your decking. Use painter’s tape to outline the size of the rug onto the patio surface to ensure color won’t bleed or drip outside the project area. Using normal scissors, trim a row of painter’s tape to form a zig zag or wave. Lay out the preferred pattern and paint one section at a time. Go with a simple design with a wash of overall color or let the creativity flow to form something completely unique.  


Let the walls do the talking with a backyard mural. Choose a large space like the side of a garage, or even a portion of a wood fence, and let imaginations soar. Map out specific patterns with painter’s tape, or simply block off the section to be painted and be fluid and free. Tape out the design with an edge-treated product like FrogTape Multi-Surface painters tape, with PaintBlock technology that ensures super sharp paint lines. Before you begin, get inspired by reviewing the 2024 FrogTape Design Trends created by celebrity interior designer Taniya Nayak. 

Grow with Me

Plant beautifully bright blooms in pots and get the color-saturated garden of your dreams. Form a variety of patterns with different widths of painter’s tape and pick paint shades to complement existing patio furniture or throw pillows.  Add texture with different brushes or stencils, choose pops of color to contrast with the petals or fresh green leaves, or use a variety of shades to create an ombre look.

Solids or Stripes

Get funky with shutters or awnings by adding some multi-color elements. Simply tape off the top with painter’s tape and apply paint.  FrogTape Delicate Surface painter's tape is a wonderful product to help add details to freshly painted surfaces (dry for 24 hours) and with the product’s PaintBlock Technology there’s no bleed, and no wait time to get to work!

Painter’s tape is the perfect tool to help with all your summer paint projects.   These simple DIY tricks can get the job done and make you look like a pro!  

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