Scotch-Blue™ Painter’s Tape

By Todd Fratzel on Painting and Finishing

Scotch-Blue™ Painter’s Tape

The folks from 3M recently sent us samples of their Scotch-Blue™ Painter’s Tape to use on a project. We just finished painting our daughter’s new bedroom so it was the perfect project to test some of the new Scotch-Blue™ Painter’s Tape.

Frankly I’ve never been much of a “tape” kinda guy preferring to “cut in” with a good quality brush. My lack of interest in painter’s tape had really been a function of products that didn’t work well. Older tapes always let paint bleed under the edge leaving a mess.

So 3M asked that we try their new Edge-Lock™ Technology that keeps the paint out and produces super sharp paint lines. As you can see above we used it to cover our baseboard trim and baseboard heat registers. One of the first things I noticed when using this new tape is how smooth it is. It doesn’t have that familiar texture that old masking tapes had.

As you can see above the results were really great. The Scotch-Blue™ Painter’s Tape with Edge-Lock™ Technology peeled away to reveal very crisp clean lines with absolutely NO bleeding. I was truly blown away and thankful for having a tape that works so well. Trust me when I say this stuff works really well. You should try it on your next painting project.

ScotchBlue™ Brand & You: The Sweat Equity Crew

ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape and Amy Matthews, host of DIY Network’s Sweat Equity, have launched a nationwide contest – ScotchBlue™ Brand & You: The Sweat Equity Crew – asking homeowners across America to submit a photo or video of a room in their home that’s in dire need of a facelift. One lucky grand prize winner will receive a room makeover valued up to $15,000 as well as an appearance on Sweat Equity with Amy Matthews. Twenty finalists will each receive a $250 Visa Gift Card.

How to enter the ScotchBlue™ Brand & You

To enter the Sweat Equity Crew contest please visit Submissions will be accepted through December 29, 2010.

ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tapes are perfect for just about every project. When it’s time to paint, DIYers and pros alike reach for this versatile, reliable line of tapes that yield professional-looking results. ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tapes come in several different varieties so you can choose the tape that’s best for your personal project.

About the author

Todd Fratzel

I'm full time builder for a large construction company in New Hampshire. I run their design-build division that specializes in custom homes, commercial design-build projects and sub-divisions. I'm also a licensed civil and structural engineer with extensive experience in civil and structural design and home construction. My hope is that I can share my experience in the home construction, home improvement and home renovation profession with other builders and home owners. I'm also the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Tool Box Buzz. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, suggestions or you'd like to inquire about advertising on this site.

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1 Comment

  1. Humph. You know, you could have reviewed this two months ago — BEFORE we painted. :) This would have been a great product. I’ll be sure to try it next time I paint.

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