Most people performing a DIY job have been perfectly happy to use ScotchBlue painter’s tape to prevent leakage, but when the slightly pricier FrogTape came along, it suddenly gained a lot of followers, despite the extra cost. Below, we compare the two most popular painter’s tape products on the market to find out which one is really worth getting.
This painter’s tape has been Number 1 in the United States for around 20 years because it delivers sharp lines and can be used on different surfaces, such as glass, metal, and trim. It removes cleanly for up to two weeks and will not cause surface damage even if it is exposed to direct sunlight. It is supposed to come off the roll easily and leaves no residue.
This is treated with PaintBlock technology, which is an ultra-absorbent polymer that reacts with latex paint and immediately gels to create a micro barrier that prevents paint bleed. As a result, you can rely on FrogTape to give you clear lines, and it can be used in temperatures ranging from 50 to 180 degrees Fahrenheit.
A Side-by-Side Comparison
Despite the disparity in terms of price, FrogTape has really captured the imagination of painters and appears to be the choice of professional painting companies. It prevents paint bleed better than ScotchBlue, is easier to remove, and does not peel as readily. While you may need to pay extra, the additional expenditure is well worth it for what seems to be a superior product.