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I’ve been wanting to repaint my kitchen for awhile, but I’ve put it off because it’s such a project. I’m blessed to have a big kitchen…which means there’s a lot of space to paint. Add in lots windows, cabinets, a built-in bookcase we use for homeschooling, among other things, and that’s a lot of trim. Previously, my kitchen was a light yellow color, but I wanted a change. I debated between doing a gray-green color or peachy shade. (I refuse to call it orange.) I wanted to keep the kitchen cheerful so going dark wasn’t going to work. After browsing many paint samples, I debated between two peachy shades. The darker color was too bright and I had to admit it was orange. But the lighter color – called Chai Tea – was just right. It took me a day to prime the kitchen and another day to do the actual peach painting, and that was with some helpers too. It was such a project, I put off doing the white trim until another day. And one day turned into three weeks. But that worked in my favor, because I was contacted by FrogTape® to see if I would try out their FrogTape painter’s tape. Um, yes please! FrogTape® Multi-surface is special because it’s the only painter’s tape to be treated with a special paint blocking technology. Basically, instead of the paint bleeding under/through the tape as it sometimes does with typical kinds, FrogTape creates a barrier that seals the edges of the tape and literally blocks the paint. The result is cleaner paint lines. I actually like painting; it’s the prep work that drives me nuts. Some people may be able to carefully paint without tape, but I’m not one of them. I always goof up, so I need painter’s tape. For the first coat of my peach paint, I used the regular blue painter’s tape (before I received my FrogTape.) Instead of crisp edges, there were quite a few spots like this: That’s quite frustrating when you’ve spent so much time prepping and painting, only to have to settle for less-than-a-great-job or redo the spot. Thankfully, my roll of FrogTape arrived before I started the trim, so I eagerly tried it out. FrogTape was really easy to use. I actually enjoyed taping it around the wall. It was sturdy, easy to tear, and stayed taped on extremely well. I was able to paint the trim with confidence, knowing that the FrogTape would truly protect my peach walls from my messy painting. The big test was when I peeled off the tape. Unlike other tapes, you are supposed to peel off FrogTape right away. I waited a little longer until I had painted each section of trim and it came off really nicely. The worst is when painter’s tape sticks to walls and you accidentally peel off fresh paint with it. But those days are behind me, thanks to FrogTape. Look at that smooth clean line! I did learn one thing – it’s important to press the FrogTape down firmly along the entire length of tape. If you don’t, it’s possible for a little paint to leak under. But that was my fault – and trial and error learning. My freshly painted kitchen is beautiful and painting it was easier than ever, thanks to FrogTape. I am very impressed with FrogTape and will definitely be purchasing it for future painting jobs. Next up, is my bathroom! FrogTape® is available at participating Lowes and Walmart locations, and all Menards, Ace, Sherwin Williams, True Value and Do It Best stores across the United States. Visit FrogTape for more information.