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How to Tape on Textures

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’s always a good idea to test your taping skills before taping off and painting an entire room.

Materials Needed

  • FrogTape® brand painter’s tape
  • Level or ruler
  • Paint – at least two different colors or sheens
  • Roller and paintbrush
  • Paint trays – one for each color or sheen of paint
  • Drop cloths
  • Ladder or step stool – depending on desired height of diamonds
  • Knife or 5-in-1 tool

Step-By-Step Instructions

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Apply the tape directly onto Wall A along the corner where it meets Wall B. For this example, Wall B is the surface to be painted.

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Secure the tape by pushing it down with your fingers into each "nook and cranny".

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Run a flat tool firmly down the length of the tape to further ensure it is pressed down into the textured surface. You can also use a 5-in-1 tool.

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Apply a very thin coat of the original color of Wall A onto Wall B and along the edge of the tape. This will activate PaintBlock®; and seal the edge of the tape.

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Let the paint dry.

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Using the color with which you want to paint Wall B, apply a coat of paint along the edge of the tape.

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Paint the rest of your wall.

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Run a box cutter or utility knife lightly along the edge of the tape in the corner. Be careful not to press too firmly as to harm the surface of your wall.

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Remove slowly, folding the tape almost all the way onto itself.

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Enjoy your newly painted accent wall and sharp paint lines.. FrogTape®

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*Be sure to follow paint manufacturer's instructions for paint cure times.

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