AVON, OHIO (February, 2014) On January 21, FrogTape® brand painter’s tape unveiled a brand new cafeteria design for a Cleveland elementary school as part of the brand’s Love for the Lunchroom cafeteria makeover program. In October 2013, the FrogTape team evaluated five schools within the Cleveland Metropolitan School District that were in major need of a lunchroom upgrade. After extensive review, Benjamin Franklin elementary school’s cafeteria — which once served as a bomb shelter in the basement of the building — was selected for the first-ever Love for the Lunchroom makeover.
For years, FrogTape® brand painter’s tape has been helping DIYers make over rooms in their homes. Now, FrogTape is excited to give back to the local Northeast Ohio community with its inaugural Love for the Lunchroom cafeteria makeover program. As part of the event, Benjamin Franklin Elementary School located in Cleveland, Ohio will receive a lunchroom makeover valued at $10,000. The makeover will take place January 17-20, with the new lunchroom being unveiled on Tuesday, January 21, when students, faculty and staff return to the building following the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend.
Two of FrogTape® brand painter’s tape’s latest innovations have been honored for revolutionizing the painting tape category. Shape Tape™, FrogTape® brand’s new pre-cut, patterned painter’s tape is included in the This Old House 2013 Top 100 Best Products of the Year issue, released on November 8. Also, FrogTape® Textured Surface received HANDY magazine’s 2013 Innovation Award honoring the tape for its creativity and originality in the home-improvement arena. The issue will be available to its readers late November.
The latest innovation from FrogTape® brand painter’s tapes has caught the attention of the editors at Home Improvement Executive. New Shape Tape™, an edge-treated, patterned painter’s tape, was selected as the Gold winner, receiving the highest honors from the magazine’s 2013 Innovation Awards.
Known just as much for her sunny disposition as her sharp eye, Taniya Nayak is teaming up with FrogTape® brand painter’s tape as the company’s new spokesperson. As a trusted go-to expert for decorating programs on major networks such as HGTV and Food Network, Taniya will be working with the brand to develop innovative home décor trends for 2014, incorporating the precise, clean lines and unique patterns FrogTape brand painter’s tape is known for creating.
More than ever, consumers are longing to personalize their homes with DIY projects… especially ones that include painting: a recent homeowner remodeling study uncovered that 70 percent of homeowners complete interior painting themselves*. And whether they gather interest and ideas from magazines, television shows, blogs or Pinterest, they want those projects to be easy to complete and look great. To help bring their design ideas to life and make the process simpler, FrogTape® is introducing Shape Tape™, the brand’s first painter’s tape cut into unique patterns that allows you to quickly and easily transform your home with paint.
Homeowners were feeling inspired to paint this spring – and hoping the hard work would pay off, winning them $5,000 as part of the third-annual FrogTape® brand painter’s tape Earn Your Stripes® room makeover contest. From the nearly 200 contestants who showcased their creativity through DIY painting projects, a panel of judges selected three outstanding designs based on criteria of workmanship, originality and accessories. This year’s Grand Prize Winner is Penny Miller from LaRue, Ohio. In second place, taking home $2,500, is Katja Kromann from Trabuco Canyon, Calif.; and in third place is Lisa Janvrin from Elkorn, Neb., who received $1,000 for her transformation.
FrogTape® brand painter’s tape is excited to unveil its newly launched website with a refreshed design that’s sure to spur painting inspiration. The new frogtape.com is full of how-to’s and helpful resources for both DIYers and professional painters. Visitors can expect new features including social media integration with Facebook®, Twitter® and Pinterest®, making it even easier to share their favorite content with friends and family.
Looking for an excuse to spruce up a dull and drab living space? Now, homeowners have a great incentive – and the opportunity to win big – with the FrogTape® brand painter’s tape third annual Earn Your Stripes™ room makeover contest. The competition encourages contestants to transform an ordinary room into something extraordinary simply by using a little creativity, paint and FrogTape to create sharp, clean lines and unique designs.
Giving back to the friendly frogs celebrated in its brand name and logo, FrogTape® brand painter’s tape has decided to take on a valuable initiative. Known for premium-quality, innovative tapes that feature PaintBlock® Technology, FrogTape has donated proceeds to Save the Frogs!® to help protect amphibian populations against extinction.
FrogTape® brand painter’s tape is proud to announce its sponsorship of the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA) Residential Forum in 2013. The forum is a national platform used to offer inspiration and education to residential painters ranging from tips on improving operating systems to helpful business tools.
It’s the beginning of a New Year; and for a lot of people, that means a fresh start. Whether it’s at work, in the gym or at home, it’s the perfect time to refresh and revitalize a tired routine and infuse your life with an extra dose of style. To help homeowners up the ante in every room of the house, FrogTape® brand painter’s tape teamed up with HGTV designer Taniya Nayak to determine trends that will be hot in home design and décor in 2013.
In the second annual Earn Your Stripes™ contest, 93 contestants submitted a project for a chance to win $5,000 from FrogTape® brand painter’s tape. A panel of judges selected the top three designs based on criteria of workmanship, originality and accessories. This year’s Grand Prize Winner was Olivia Pruitt from Chatham, Va. In second place, taking home $2,500 was Erin Willis from Lincoln, Neb.; and in third place was Jodi Dress from Kingwood, Texas, who received $1,000 for her transformation.
FrogTape® brand painter’s tape is excited to announce it has been named the first Innovation Award winner by the editors of The Family Handyman magazine. Known for delivering sharp, crisp paint lines, FrogTape was recognized as an innovative and groundbreaking technology within the painter’s tape category. FrogTape Multi-Surface and Delicate Surface were both honored as Innovation Award recipients, as they are the only painting tapes treated with patented PaintBlock® Technology; a super-absorbent polymer that seals the edges of the tape, preventing paint bleed. The Family Handyman noted that FrogTape “not only works as advertised but is the first genuine innovation in the painter’s tape biz in years.”
Whether it’s the kitchen, the bedroom, a man cave or a nursery, homeowners are incorporating extra style and a dose of design savvy into every room of the house – and most often, they’re doing it with a fresh coat of paint. FrogTape® brand painter’s tape invites DIYers to show off their latest painting projects by entering the second annual “Earn Your Stripes” contest. “Earn Your Stripes” challenges homeowners to create unique designs using FrogTape to transform their space into something extraordinary, with the most inventive room redo winning $5,000.
At the 2008 National Hardware Show in Las Vegas, FrogTape was nominated by two different judges and won both awards. Here's what they had to say about FrogTape:
Frog Tape is the only professional grade painter’s masking tape featuring Paintblock technology, designed to help eliminate paint from bleeding onto taped surfaces. Paintblock solves the three most common problems associated with painter’s tape: paint leaking/bleeding under the making tape, tape tearing when the masking tape is removed and paint tearing off the masked surface when tape is removed. Frog Tape utilizes a specially designed smooth crepe paper that provides excellent conformability and reduced tearing. It comes in its own reusable, stay-fresh container, keeping the tape clean and ready to use. (Hardware Retailing magazine, July 2008)
About the Award
For nearly 40 years Hardware Retailing has been recognizing manufacturers for their continued commitment to product innovation by conducting this awards program at the National Hardware Show. The magazine uses a panel of retail judges to select the winners, since retailers are best qualified to determine which products have sales potential.
AVON, OHIO (February 27, 2012) – FrogTape® brand painter’s tape is excited to announce its partnership with professional designer, construction manager and Food Network’s Restaurant: Impossible personality, Tom Bury. Throughout 2012, Tom will serve as spokesperson for FrogTape, participating in a variety of activities, from creating exclusive, inspirational content for FrogTape.com and starring in brand videos, to providing homeowners with project ideas and valuable design tips.
AVON, OHIO (July 13, 2011) – More than 50 creative contestants leaped into action for the FrogTape® brand painter’s tape “Earn Your Stripes” contest. A panel of judges chose the top three designs based on criteria of workmanship, originality and room accessories. “Cooked-up Kitchen” by Nora Firestone is the “Earn Your Stripes” grand prize winner of $5,000. The awards for second and third place went to “It’s a Movement” by Heather Flint and “Tessellation” by Elyas Beria, respectively.
AVON, OHIO (October 26, 2010) – FrogTape® brand painter’s tape can help transform even the most common home accessories into unique pieces of home décor. There’s no need to splurge on expensive accessories. Instead, create trendy patterns and designs using creativity, paint and a roll of FrogTape.
Mississauga, Ontario (June 28, 2010) – As the trend toward DIY continues, manufacturers are striving to make their products more user-friendly. When it comes to painting, no-VOC paints, easy-pour cans and easy-to-clean supplies are some of the recent new products that give consumers better ways to take on this classic home improvement project. Now, FrogTape® brand painter’s tape with PaintBlock® Technology is the latest painting tool breakthrough to give consumers not only the ability to easily complete their paint projects, but also the confidence to try more sophisticated patterns and designs.
Avon, OH (June 25, 2010) – – FrogTape® brand painter’s tape with PaintBlock® Technology earned the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval, one of America’s most trusted consumer emblems and most recognized symbols of reliable products. The Seal also represents the Good Housekeeping consumer policy, which provides a two-year limited warranty for FrogTape. The limited warranty reflected by the Good Housekeeping Seal means that if a product bearing the seal is defective within the first two years of purchase, Good Housekeeping will replace the product or refund the purchase price.
HICKORY, N.C. (June 1, 2010) – As the trend toward DIY continues, manufacturers are striving to make their products more user-friendly. When it comes to painting, no-VOC paints, easy-pour cans and easy-to-clean supplies are some of the recent new products that give consumers better ways to take on this classic home improvement project. Now, FrogTape® brand painter’s tape with PaintBlock® Technology is the latest painting tool breakthrough to give consumers not only the ability to easily complete their paint projects, but also the confidence to try more sophisticated patterns and designs.
LAS VEGAS (May 4-6, 2010) – It’s painting season and time to call on one’s inner creativity to add style and sophistication to your home’s walls. But, sometimes getting creative when painting goes beyond using vibrant colors. It also rests in producing unique patterns that can visually transform walls from being just “plain walls” to dynamic pieces of homeowner, do-it-yourself works of art. While many homeowners may consider themselves creatively challenged when it comes to adding a hint of style to their walls, creating patterns and designs is a little more approachable with FrogTape® brand painter’s tape.
Avon, OH (March 29, 2010) – FrogTape® brand painter’s tape has been awarded the 2010 Innovation Award by Sherwin-Williams, the nation’s largest paint distributor.
FrogTape® brand painter’s tape is releasing step-by-step how-to videos that demonstrate methods for achieving a variety of painting effects and finishes reminiscent of New Orleans – the setting for Disney’s most recent animated blockbuster, “The Princess and the Frog.”
FrogTape® brand painter’s tape is proud to announce its sponsorship of professional bass angler Brian Travis. Mr. Travis will be fishing in the FLW Series and FLW Tour set that kicked-off January 27 in Okeechobee, Fla.
The Innovation Award program is known for honoring products that showcase initiative, creativity, invention, reinvention and eco-innovation. FrogTape was featured in the December 2008/January 2009 issue of HANDY magazine.