A few months ago, I moved my family into a cute and charming home with a great backyard. There are so many things I love about our new house, but there was one thing that I wasn’t crazy about. The color of the walls in the kitchen.
The kitchen was painted a sorbet green that, while cheerful, was not at all my style. I also felt like the color of the walls was poorly matched to the painted cabinets, and it highlighted any dirty finger prints left by 2-year-olds (and I’ll be honest, there are lots of little finger prints). I decided to make use of the weekend and repaint my kitchen. I wanted three walls to be a lighter color, and then to have a strong accent color on the wall leading to my backyard.
Picking the Right Colors
I was viewing the different 2017 FrogTape® Design Trends and was completely in love with the Haute Homemade, and wanted to emulate something in that trend.
So, my boyfriend and I picked up swatches and picked our paint! We ended up picking a really bold color for the accent wall, that contrasted greatly with the white baseboards and white painted cabinets. I wanted to be EXTRA careful and sure that we weren’t going to have any bleeding of the bold color into the white, so I picked up FrogTape® Multi-Surface paint tape.
How to Stop Paint Bleed Through Tape
In my experience painting many, many walls, the trick on how to stop paint bleed through tape is to buy the right kind of tape. And believe me, not all painter’s tape is created equally. I have found that FrogTape® Multi-Surface painter’s tape is superior to other brands of painter’s tape. This is because it’s treated with patented PaintBlock® Technology – which means that FrogTape contains a super-absorbent polymer that instantly gels with the water in latex paint, giving you a perfect seal to prevent bleeding. By burnishing the edges of the tape, I made sure it was properly bonded to every surface, whether it was the ceiling, baseboards, or cabinets.
While applying the FrogTape® Multi-Surface painter’s tape, I found that the tape stuck strongly to the surfaces, making it easy to apply in long strips. The whole taping process only took about 20 minutes.
When we were taking the FrogTape® Multi-Surface painter’s tape off the next day, I was SUPER impressed with the clean lines that we had! I have never had paint lines that crisp before.
I am so thrilled with how my newly painted kitchen turned out! Here are before and after shots: It’s amazing how much better a room can look with a new accent wall and some fresh paint!
2017 Design Trends
If you have any painting on your to-do list, be sure to check out the 2017 Design Trends, created by Taniya Nayak, for inspiration!
- Haute Homemade
- Luscious Layers
- Modern Morphing
- Nature’s Influence
And don’t forget to pick up FrogTape® Multi-Surface and FrogTape® Delicate Surface painter’s tape for all of your painting projects!