Is Frog Tape Any Good?

Frog tape is great for many different types of projects because it has a unique way to stop paint from bleeding through the edges. You might have heard about Frogtape but you are just not sure that it is worth the asking price.
Well, this post might help clear things up.

Is Frog Tape Any Good

What is Frog tape for?

What is Frog tape? Frog Tape is a painter’s tape designed for multiple surfaces.

Originally Frog tape came in a bright green roll and was made to stop paint from bleeding through the edges.

The best way to use the green Frogtape is to wet the tape with a damp rag to activate it.

What happens is that the “paint block technology” which sort of turns into a gel and hardens, will close any gaps between your surface and tape.

This will reduce any bleeding of the paint.

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What Is Yellow Frogtape For?

Yellow Frog tape is meant for delicate surfaces.

Although the green Frogtape is very popular among professional painters and DIY’ers there are some downsides.

One of which is that the adhesion was too much for some surfaces.

It would pull off paint from previously painted surfaces and even trim.

The solution to that problem is in yellow Frogtape.

Yellow Frogtape is designed for delicate surfaces.

It is thinner and less aggressive than the green tape.

Although it is meant for delicate surfaces you would be surprised how well it sticks to most surfaces.

Even the ones that regular tape will have problems sticking to.
The downside is, however, that the Yellow Frogtape tends to lose shape easily and straight lines can become a challenge.

Once you push the tape against the wall it is difficult to continue going in a straight line.

We like to use it at 518 Painters when we are painting kitchen cabinets a lot.

What Is Blue Frog Tape For?

Another option is the blue Frogtape.

It is a medium adhesive tape that works great for interior and exterior projects.

It works as well as other blue masking tapes such as 3M but has the paint blocking abilities as the green and yellow tape.

How soon can you put Frog tape on fresh paint?

If you need to put tape on fresh paint then I would suggest you use the yellow tape.

The yellow tape will adhere to previously painted surfaces without damaging or pulling off the paint.

I would suggest waiting 24-48 hours before using the green and blue tape on newly painted surfaces.

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In Conclusion

I would definitely suggest the yellow Frogtape for delicate and previously painted surfaces. The blue tape is great for your everyday use on interior and exterior projects. It is a better performing tape than the blue 3M in my opinion. However, the green tape is a bit overpriced and overrated. The paint still seems to find a way to bleed in some spots occasionally. If you have to pay a premium price for the tape you want it to work 100%. All the time.

7 thoughts on “Is Frog Tape Any Good?”

  1. If I dampen the green frogtape, it will also dampen the wall that I’m painting. Do I wait for that to dry before painting? I hope to paint the red accent wall today and am not sure what to do.

  2. So if the yellow works fine and therefore a lower risk of pulling off some paint, why would you ever buy the green?

    • The green has better adhesion on painted brick in commercial buildings for example and on exterior projects.

  3. I’m looking for some tape to cover my stained wood trim. But most tapes will take the clear coat off the wood. what to do?

    • I use Yellow Frog tape for that. Works great on delicate surfaces. Test a small area and leave it on for 24 hours.

  4. I’m painting a ceiling an off white color. My wall to ceiling is a light gray. My problem I’m having a real difficult time painting at the top of the wall where it meets the ceiling. I’m careful; but I’m still get the light gray slices on the off white ceiling. I’ve tried twice and can’t get it done right. Nice clean lines where each color meets. What is your advice to be able to get clean lines of paint where each color meets. What type of tape should I use. Example right now: I’m Painting wall to ceiling. I have light gray swipes on the off white color ceiling. What is the best direction to go forward and accomplish this at this point.

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