Date: 7/18/2014

Dramatic Room Re-Do Wins One DIYer $5,000

AVON, OHIO (July 18, 2014) – Homeowners have long been performing paint and home updates, but four years ago, FrogTape® brand painter’s tape changed the game by adding a major incentive for homeowners to keep DIY’ing – especially when it comes to paint jobs. The 2014 FrogTape® Earn Your Stripes® room makeover contest invites homeowners to paint a room in their home using FrogTape for a chance at a $5,000 grand prize and several secondary prizes. This year, FrogTape is excited to announce the winners of the 2014 contest who will join the Earn Your Stripes Hall of Fame. The $5,000 Grand Prize Winner is Amy B. from Pleasant View, Utah; coming in second place with $2,500 for her project is Julie R. from Westfield Center, Ohio; and the third place winner, Corinna H. from Hampton, Va. received $1,000 for her hard work.

Amy’s “Taping it Modern Mudroom” features a contemporary woven pattern created with FrogTape. The intricate light blue, gold and white hued design that adorns the walls earned her the $5,000 grand prize. Not only did she update the entire space with paint including pillows and a rug, Amy also increased the functionality of her mudroom by adding extra storage and dedicated spots to house everyday items, like mail, keys and more.

“The creativity in projects has heightened each year for the Earn Your Stripes room makeover contest,” said Kristin Osinski, senior media manager, ShurTech Brands, LLC. “In our fourth year, we’re amazed to see homeowners using FrogTape to create impressive room updates with unique wall designs as well as painted accessories. The projects entered this year truly exemplified that with a high-quality painter’s tape, professional results can be attained — even at a novice level.”

Julie’s second place winning project, “Gianna’s Toddler Upgrade,” displays the transition from an uninspiring blue nursery to a bright room perfect for a toddler. FrogTape® Shape Tape™ was used to create crescent borders in yellow, lilac and blue along the walls using the scallop pattern. Shape Tape was also used to personalize a swan furniture piece for additional pizazz in the room.

“DIY Home Office with an Edge” is the third place winning makeover by Corinna H. She transformed her former junk room into an organized area with vivid Aztec details. She painted these by hand using FrogTape. Stripes and shapes were also painted on storage baskets, binders and pillows within the office.

This year, DIYers documented their room transformations with before, during and after photos, and all projects were reviewed by a FrogTape panel of judges. Entries were judged based on workmanship, originality and complexity.

With the introduction of FrogTape Shape Tape, homeowners design possibilities increased even more for the 2014 contest. Available in pre-cut Wave, Chevron and Scallop patterns, Shape Tape offers homeowners a hassle-free way to achieve repetitive designs when painting. All approved 2014 Earn Your Stripes entries received a free roll of the tape to try on their next painting venture.

In addition to first, second and third place, eight homeowners were named “Best in Show” from each of the contest categories and were awarded $100 Visa® gift cards: The winners are:

  • Best Furniture & Decor: Marcy K., Wolf Creek, OR
  • Best Use of Shape Tape: Heather M., Elwood, IN
  • Best Living and Dining Room: Kathy M., Bloomington, MN
  • Best Kitchen: Yolanda P., Mansfield, Texas
  • Best Bedroom: Hannah H., Winter Springs, FL
  • Best Bathroom: Jessica S., Katy, Texas
  • Best Kids Room: Leah J., Albuquerque, NM
  • Best Other: Lois H., Schoolcraft, WI

FrogTape products are ideal for basic applications such as taping around doors, windows and trim as well as the most intricate painting projects. The complete line of painting tapes are treated with patented PaintBlock® Technology, which is an absorbent polymer that creates a micro-barrier when it comes in contact with latex paint. PaintBlock ensures sharp paint lines and helps prevent paint bleed, perfect for professional results. The FrogTape family of products includes FrogTape Multi-Surface, FrogTape Delicate Surface, FrogTape® Textured Surface and FrogTape Shape Tape.

To see the winning projects and a gallery of all Earn Your Stripes entries submitted this year, visit www.frogtape.com/earnyourstripes.

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SHURTECH BRANDS, LLC

ShurTech Brands, LLC, markets do-it-yourself tapes, office and housewares products under the Duck®, FrogTape®, Painter’s Mate Green®, GeckoTech®, Easy Liner® and Shurtape® brands. The company is a subsidiary of Shurtape Technologies, LLC, Hickory, N.C., an industry-leading producer of pressure sensitive masking, duct, packaging and specialty tape products, with facilities in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico, Peru, United Arab Emirates and China. Shurtape services numerous markets, including industrial, packaging, HVAC, professional paint, auto, marine, aerospace, arts and entertainment, and retail. Shurtape also manufactures and markets the Shurtape® and Kip® brands. Visit ShurTech.com for more information.

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