USING CHALKBOARD PAINT AROUND THE HOUSE

Materials Needed:  Tape Measure FrogTape® Painter’s Tape Chalkboard Paint Primer Brush Foam Roller Putty Knife Level 220-Grit Sandpaper Paint Tray Step 1 Pick a smooth surface, whether you’re painting a whole wall or just a section. Step 2 Use a tape measure to map out the size of your section of chalkboard. Step 3 Mask off the area surrounding your chalkboard section with FrogTape Painter’s Tape. Step 4 Lightly sand over the section you’ll be painting. This will help the chalkboard paint stick. Step 5 Apply two coats of paint, letting the first coat dry completely before applying the second. Step 6 While the second coat of paint is still wet, remove the painter’s tape. Step 7 Once the paint... View Article

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UPDATE YOUR ROOM WITH AN ACCENT WALL

Materials Needed:  FrogTape® Painter’s Tape Interior Tape Wall Primer 2-in. Paint Brush 9-in. Roller Drop Cloth Two Paint Trays 220-Grit Sandpaper Damp Sponge Step 1 Protect floors with a drop cloth, fill any nail holes and sand the wall. Wipe away dust with a clean, damp sponge. Step 2 Apply FrogTape® Painter’s Tape just beyond the corner of the adjacent wall to ensure a crisp, clean line. Step 3 Prime wall if changing from a dark to a light paint colour. Step 4 Paint wall using a ‘W’ shape with a roller until the whole wall is covered evenly. Step 5 Remove the painter’s tape when the paint is still wet. Step 6 When the accent wall is dry, start... View Article

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Paint Trim (Architrave) for a Modern Update

Materials Needed:  FrogTape Painter’s Tape 2.5-in. Angled Brush 4-in. Foam Roller Primer Glossy Latex Paint Sponge 80-, 100- and 120-Grit Sandpaper Microfiber Cloth Step 1 Patch any cracks or holes in the trim, then sand. Clean the trim with a damp sponge to remove dust. If needed, run a bead of caulk in the gap between the trim and wall to seal. Step 2 Apply FrogTape Painter’s Tape between the trim and the wall, and between any carpeting and the trim. Step 3 Prime – Apply 1-2 coats of primer. Dry for at least 24 hours, then lightly sand. Remove dust with a microfiber cloth. Step 4 Paint – Slowly paint a few feet at a time. Move on to... View Article

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UPGRADE YOUR BRICK FIREPLACE WITH WHITEWASH

Materials Needed: FrogTape® Painter’s Tape White Lates (Emulsion) Paint Water Paint Brush Stirring Stick Clean Cotton Rags Drop Cloth Mixing Cup 1 Gallon Empty Paint Bucket Dish Soap Step 1 Clean your brick with dish soap, water and cloth or a rag. Step 2 Apply FrogTape Painter’s Tape to all surrounding surfaces to prevent any paint bleeds. Step 3 Mix equal parts paint with water in a bucket. Adjust mixture until you get the look you want. Step 4 Brush on the whitewash, first on the grout lines, then on the bricks. Wipe the wet bricks and grout with a clean cloth as you go. Step 5 While the paint is still wet, remove the painter’s tape. Sit back, relax and... View Article

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