PaintBlock® technology, is a super-absorbent polymer which reacts with latex paint, and instantly gels to form a micro-barrier. This micro barrier seals the edges of the tape, preventing paint bleed on to the surface.
There are no special techniques - or methods - that you need to use with FrogTape®; but, here are some general tips for applying this tape to trim or other surfaces.
Please Note: FrogTape® was designed for use with emulsion paints for interior/exterior home painting projects. If you wish to use this masking tape in another application you must test before using it.
Firstly, clean the surface to be masked, and make sure it is dust-free and dry. If the surface has been recently painted, make sure the paint has cured (dried throughout).
For accurate placement, adhere this masking tape in short sections to avoid stretching the tape, and make sure it is flush to the edge that you will be painting.
Next, using a putty knife or 5-in-1 tool, press the tape you laid to burnish it to the surface you are masking. If you are painting more than one coat of paint, it is a good idea to remove and re-apply the tape in between each coat. If you are taping on a textured surface, some specialized taping techniques may be required. See the: How to use this tape on textured surfaces, below for more information.
Remove this tape immediately after you are finished painting, as this will help prevent the paint from bridging over the tape and tearing when you remove it. When emulsion paint begins to dry, it becomes rubbery (like an elastic band) and has a tendency to pull. When removing this tape, remove the tape slowly and pull at a 90-degree angle.
If the new paint does begin to tear, gently score the edges with a razor blade. If the tape begins to tear the wall board when it is being removed, this likely means you have masked on a poorly bonded surface. Try softening the tape's adhesive with a blow dryer first.
Getting a clean line on a textured surface with FrogTape® alone can be tricky. It is virtually impossible to fill in all of the nooks and crannies that a texture surface has. If FrogTape doesn't get completely pressed down into every crevice on your textured wall, paint will leak underneath.
If your surface is lightly textured, using a specialized technique may not be necessary. Be sure to firmly press the tape edges down using a knife or 5-in-1 tool. It is always a good idea to test your taping skills before taping off and painting an entire room.
Surface preparation is paramount for achieving the required bond when using this pressure sensitive adhesive. Read our Surface Preparation and Application Guide for more information.
If you are not sure if this Frog Tape is right for your individual requirements please do not hesitate to contact our friendly sales team and we will be happy to help you understand the right tape for your requirements.
If you require a Certificate of Conformance, please contact us after ordering (either by phone or email) and we will get this sent out to you with your order.
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