When the people at Scotch tape approached me about reviewing their new ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape with Edge-Lock™ Paint Line Protector, I was admittedly skeptical. I have used several kinds of tape before with all similar results: sometimes the paint gets under the edge and bleeds, and sometimes it doesn't. I have even spent serious cash on frog tape, which is considered the best among many DIYers, but I wasn't completely impressed with that even.
So I thought, sure, send me some Scotch tape, what the heck, I'll give it a try.
You can imagine my surprise, then, when I received this wonderful kit full of painting goodness:
A personalized note, plus all the essential tools: TAPE, rollers in two sizes, a brush for cutting in, paint trough, sample paint and even this fantastic book for ideas on putting the painter's tape to use.
After purchasing lavender paint, I began taping the office. I had two door frames, giant double windows, and baseboards around the entire perimeter to tape off, and I made sure to run my fingernail over the edge as I laid the tape down. THIS IS KEY - I HAD to really get the edge down.
I was too lazy to tape off the ceiling, and it wouldn't have mattered because the previous homeowners got that buttery cream color on the ceiling anyway, so I'll probably end up painting the ceiling white someday.
I used my brush to get right up into the edges there, and I waited until the paint was dry before pulling it off.
CHECK OUT THAT STRAIGHT LINE, YOU GUYS:
The purple paint edge might not look straight because of that other, older paint on the door frame, but I assure you, I was SHOCKED and really pleasantly surprised to find perfectly straight edges almost everywhere I had the tape down. Now, I must be honest, on the parts that I didn't press the tape down hard, paint did bleed under a little bit, or in spots where the frame wasn't straight (if, say, there was a bubble of plaster or older dried paint).... but for the most part, I can say that this is THE BEST PAINTER'S TAPE I've ever used.
And I also want to be clear that I have not been paid, bribed, or threatened ;) to say so. This is my honest review. I LOVED working with this stuff.
With that said, Scotch Tape has asked me to host a giveaway of 16 rolls of their ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape with Edge-Lock™ Paint Line Protector. So, how might you win a roll of tape?
Simply leave a comment and tell me how/where you'd put Scotch painter's tape to use. That's it! So have at it, let's hear those ideas......