Thursday, January 20, 2011

ScotchBlue Painter's Tape with Edge-Lock Paint Line Protector

You may remember our "ohmygoshthisisjustlikeChristmasalloveragain!" post from awhile back (as well as our ravings over the painting kit we received from the people at ScotchBlue). They asked us if we would like to try out and review their painter's tape - and we couldn't have been more excited about it!

After perusing an idea book that came with the painting kit from ScotchBlue, as well as considering all areas of our house and dozens of inspiration photos, we decided that we should focus on the Office rather than prettify up any other areas of the house yet (as much fun as that would've been). The office was a huge eyesore, even though (funnily enough) it was the nicest room in the house when we moved in, prompting us to make it our bedroom for the first few months while we replaced the flooring throughout the entire house and remodeled our basement.

Painting the office just seemed like the next logical step - so maybe next time we'll do something with a little more pizazz, like a yummy wall treatment!

We used to be big fans of the blue tape until we heard (through the Blogosphere) of green Frog Tape, and were instantly hooked with the clean lines it produced.

However, what we didn't like was that the tape didn't ever really seem to stick very well to walls, and I'd find myself accidentally painting an area that shouldn't be painted because the tape has just come off and away from the surface! Perhaps it was a user error (quite possible), but time and time again it happened - and while most of the time there were clean, straight lines, in the areas that the tape came off before I even painted, it was even worse than using regular tape.

Once we started using the ScotchBlue Painter's Tape with Edgelock Protection, we were seriously smitten.

Finally, a tape that sticks and produces clean lines?! We were in love.

Check out the nice clean lines we got around our trim:

For all it's pluses, we did find it had one downside. Maybe it's just us in the heat-of-the-painting-moment, but when we were pulling a new strand of tape off the roll or off the wall, sometimes it would tear on us. It was aggravating, but once we learned to pull it off the roll a little more slower and gentler (maybe like normal people?), it came off just fine. Apparently we were just too impatient to get going on all that painting we had ahead of us!

All-in-all, we really liked the tape - and know what color tape we'll be purchasing in the future.

Interested in trying this tape out for yourself? Stay tuned for an upcoming exciting giveaway from ScotchBlue!

And if you're interested in learning more about ScotchBlue Painter's Tape with Edge-Lock Paint Line Protector, you can check out their website here.

Notice: We were given a free sample of product(s) from ScotchBlue to review. However, all thoughts and opinions on the products are solely our own.
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  1. Ok, so maybe you don't need to enter my giveaway! haha. I also had the same problem with my tape tearing down the middle, but I think it was because I was in such a hurry to tear it off. Yay for blue tape!


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