Is Frog tape Any Good?
Is Frog Tape any good and is it even worth buying? Or could it just be a gimmick? You probably heard about Frogtape but you are just not sure that it is worth the asking price.
Well, this post might help clear things up.
What is Frog tape for?
This is a painters 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.
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.
Blue Frog Tape
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.
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.