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I did something fun to the ceiling. Please, please do not be confused by thinking that I actually HAD FUN painting the ceiling, because that was definitely NOT true. Not in the least bit. If you've ever worked with your arms above your head before, you know why!
I recently had the opportunity to try Textured Surface by FrogTape for a painting project. FrogTape® Textured Surface™ is treated with the patented PaintBlock™ Technology, a super absorbent polymer that reacts with the water in latex paint and instantly gels to form a micro-barrier that seals the edges of the tape, which helps prevent paint bleed. The Liquid PaintBlock® Edge Sealer™ helps deliver super sharp paint lines, even on textured surfaces.
We are fortunate enough to have smooth walls in our house. We got away without popcorn ceilings too, but not without orange peel texture. One benefit of our small house is the tall ceilings - except for the foyer. A little paint up there might give it a little more personality and oomph - making a grand entrance.
I am not a planner by nature. Not at all. So early in the planning process, I surprised myself by drawing up these plans. Don't get too excited, because when I got up on my ladder, those beautiful straight lines DID NOT happen for me. I was working alone and got frustrated really quickly, so I went into Sarah-mode (aka - winging it) and ended up with this quirky pattern, which, I love.
Aren't the clean paint lines amazing?!? Even on the bumpy surface?!? FrogTape® Textured Surface™ is recommended for large surfaces like walls, so if you decide to work on your ceiling like me, here are some tips for great results:
1) Make sure the area you are taping is dirt and dust free to ensure proper adhesion.
2) Map out your pattern, apply the tape, and press the edges with a credit card or fingernails to ensure proper adhesion.
3) The PaintBlock™ Technology can be pre-activated with water by wiping the edges of the tape with a damp cloth. *Note – this step is required when using non-water based paint. When working on the ceiling, where the texture is more delicate than the walls, it is very important you wipe only the edges until they are just damp.
4) Work in small sections: slightly dampen (only the edges) and follow immediately with the sealer. (Be ready for sore arms here!)
FrogTape® has full written instructions, as well as an instructional video you can find here.
Our foyer is almost complete! The biggest goal is uniform flooring on the entire level. No more linoleum to carpet lines! A few final touches like painting the interior doors, swapping out the light, and adding a pretty rug, and we will have a grand entrance indeed!
What do you think? Do you have textured walls that need sprucing up? For ideas, follow the FrogTape Textured Surface board on Pinterest. Happy painting!