No matter how carefully you mask off an area, sometimes a little paint will still bleed under the tape and leave a less-than-crisp edge. Shuretape Technologies claims that if you use their Frog Tape instead of other masking tapes you’ll get crisp, clean lines every time.
Shuretape’s PaintBlock technology creates a barrier at the edge of the tape which prevents water-based paint from bleeding underneath. The technology behind PaintBlock, while new to the painting industry, has been used in products such as diapers and other hygiene products for years. The sodium-based super-absorbent polymer, or SAP for short, absorbs many times its weight in water, so it can keep diapers dry and also keep latex paint in line.
This medium-adhesion tape, suitable for many different surfaces from smooth to lightly textured, will release cleanly for 21 days. A roll of Frog Tape comes in its own resealable container to keep the edges of the tape undamaged, clean, and ready to use.
You’re looking at $6, $9, or $12 for 60 yards of Frog Tape depending on whether you get 1″, 1-1/2″, or 2″ wide tape.