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DIY DIVAS PREP BEFORE THEY PAINT WITH FROG TAPE

Prep before you paint with Frog Tape

PREP BEFORE YOU PAINT WITH FROG TAPE!

Painting your home is a big step and as any DIY Diva knows, investing a little time and effort in prepping your property is key to any successful painting and decorating job!

At the outset, it’s important to ‘mask’ all appropriate surfaces such as windows, doors, ceilings and skirting’s to protect them from paint and achieve results that look like you’ve had the professionals in.

Frog Tape has just launched a new, innovative, eye-catching range of multi-surface masking tape for use on painted emulsion walls, wood trim, glass and metal.

Frog Tape keeps paint out and guarantees crisp, straight edges the first time, every time, for truly professional looking results with the highest quality finish.

The tape is treated with unique PaintBlock technology which reacts with the moisture in paint to create a block and prevent paint from seeping under the masking tape - so no more paint bleed or blurry lines.

The vibrant green tape ensures you can easily see the areas you are masking, unlike traditional beige masking tapes that blend into the background when using neutral paint colours.

Frog Tape can also be used for creating stunning professional effects such as stripes and mosaic squares.

Frog Tape will remove cleanly from most surfaces for up to 21 days without any damage and seven days in direct sunlight.

The tape comes in a handy plastic canister to protect it from moisture, damage and debris and when the product is finished the empty canister can be used for storing other small DIY items such as nuts, bolts, screws and nails.

Frog Tape retails at just £4.99 for a 41m roll of tape and is available from all good DIY outlets.

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Note to Editors: We have a limited number of Frog Tape products available for giveaways. For more information please contact Becky at Lloyd Roberts PR on Tel: 01794 59001

FROG TAPE’S TIPS FOR PREPPING A ROOM FOR PAINTING

Step 1: Clear out the room as much as possible. Place anything you can’t take out in the centre of the room and cover with plastic cloths or old sheets.

Step 2: Take down curtains or blinds and protect floors and floor coverings with dust sheets too to protect it from any accidental spills or splatters.

Step 3: Sweep away any cobwebs. Dust and dead spiders mixed in with your nice clean paint won’t make a good finish! Use a damp cloth to remove dust from light fixtures, sills, skirting boards, door and window frames and then vacuum thoroughly

Step 4: Clean the surfaces. Tedious it may be, but it’s essential to ensure a great finish.

Step 5: Wash walls with warm water and washing-up liquid or for very greasy or dirty areas, use sugar soap. Make sure everything is dry.

Step 6: Scrape and sand any loose or flaky paint with paint scrapers or sand paper. If necessary, sand to the bare surface until the surface is smooth.

Step 7: Using a putty knife fill in all holes, cracks and imperfections with a filler. When dry sand again to smooth the surface.

Step 8: Use masking tape to protect surfaces such as window and door frames, mouldings, light switches and skirting’s.

Step 9: Remember all masking tapes are NOT the same. Choose a tape that keeps paint from seeping underneath it to ensure crisp straight edges and professional results.

Step 10: Choose a coloured tape that shows up so you can see the areas that you’re masking. Most traditional masking tapes blend into the background when


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About PaintBlock Technology:
•FrogTape is the only painter’s tape treated with PaintBlock Technology.
•PaintBlock is a super-absorbent polymer which reacts with waterbased paints (emulsion) and instantly gels to form a micro-barrier that seals the edges of the tape, preventing paint bleed.

Issued on behalf of: Frog Tape. For more information Tel: 01442 275311 or visit www.frogtape.com

For press enquiries please contact Becky Roberts at Lloyd Roberts PR on Tel: 01794 590001 or email: becky@lloydrobertspr.com