Saturday, March 12, 2011

Frogtape® use and misuse

When I first saw FrogTape® brand masking tape (the light green stuff), I decided to give it a try. After all, it has PaintBlock® technology. That sounded impressive. I forget what I may have read about it, but I do know I didn't research it much. I have used it numerous times and have decided it works about the same as the blue painters tape. Well, tonight I saw a TV ad that actually explains how it works.
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.

Let me just close by noting that I have never used it with Latex or other water based paints  D'OH!