AVON, OH--(Marketwired - Apr 1, 2014) - The most powerful tool in a DIYers toolbox is also the simplest and easiest to use. No, it's not a hammer...or a drill...it's paint! Whether it's stripes, herringbone designs or creating one-of-a-kind patterns, there are endless possibilities and ways for homeowners to quickly -- and inexpensively -- transform their homes with the power of paint. FrogTape® brand painter's tape is excited to see how DIYers will use this versatile tool -- and FrogTape -- as part of the popular Earn Your Stripes® room makeover contest. Kicking off April 1, 2014 and running through July 1, 2014, DIYers are encouraged to share their painting projects in the fourth annual contest for a chance to win a cash prize of $5,000.
To win, contestants must submit before, during and after photos of their most impressive room transformation achieved using creativity, paint, and most importantly FrogTape. In addition to the grand prize, a second place winner will take home $2,500, and third place will receive $1,000. Homeowners also have a chance to be named "Best in Show" in one of eight categories, receiving a $100 Visa gift card for the top project in their class. And best of all, no one goes home empty-handed -- every approved Earn Your Stripes entrant will receive a free roll of new FrogTape Shape Tape™, perfect for tackling your next home improvement project with style.
"The 2013 Earn Your Stripes contest was our most successful to date, with more than 200 entries submitted by DIYers," said Kristin Osinski, senior media manager, ShurTech Brands, LLC. "As we prepare for the kickoff of another year, we hope the caliber of projects and level of engagement from homeowners will only continue to rise."
New to the Earn Your Stripes contest this year is the addition of a Shape Tape category, where homeowners can showcase their best use of the newest innovation from FrogTape. Available in three on-trend patterns: Wave, Chevron and Scallop, Shape Tape makes it simple to achieve unique, repetitive decorative painting styles. And with a furniture and décor category being added to this year's contest, homeowners can share the creativity of Shape Tape in a number of new and exciting ways. From frames and serving trays to fabric and even rugs, FrogTape is excited to see the unique ways DIYers utilize the patterns.
"Shape Tape opens the door to a whole new spectrum of creativity when it comes to home design," added Osinski. "We're so excited to see what consumers will create with such an inspirational -- and easy-to-use -- tool."
FrogTape is the only painter's tape treated with patented PaintBlock® Technology. PaintBlock reacts with latex paint and instantly forms a micro-barrier that seals the edges of the tape, creating crisp lines and helps prevent paint bleed. There are a number of tapes available within the popular family of FrogTape products, including FrogTape Textured Surface, FrogTape Multi-Surface, FrogTape Delicate Surface and FrogTape Shape Tape.
To see the most impressive and creative projects from previous years and gather inspiration for this year's contest, visit http://pinterest.com/frogtape/earn-your-stripes. For complete rules and details visit www.frogtape.com/earnyourstripes.
FROGTAPE® BRAND PRODUCTS
The FrogTape® brand, marketed by ShurTech Brands, LLC, offers premium-quality, innovative painting tapes that feature PaintBlock® Technology, a super-absorbent polymer that seals the edges of the tape to keep paint out and lines sharp. For more information on FrogTape®, visit frogtape.com; Like us on Facebook® (facebook.com/frogtape); Follow us on Twitter® (@frogtape); Follow our boards on Pinterest® (pinterest.com/frogtape) or watch us on YouTube® (youtube.com/frogtapetube).
SHURTECH BRANDS, LLC
ShurTech Brands, LLC, markets do-it-yourself tapes, office and housewares products under the Duck®, FrogTape®, Painter's Mate Green®, Caremail®, Easy Liner® and Shurtape® brands. The company is a subsidiary of Shurtape Technologies, LLC, Hickory, N.C., an industry-leading producer of pressure sensitive masking, duct, packaging and specialty tape products, with facilities in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico, Peru, United Arab Emirates and China. Shurtape services numerous markets, including industrial, packaging, HVAC, professional paint, auto, marine, aerospace, arts and entertainment, and retail. Shurtape also manufactures and markets the Shurtape® and Kip® brands. Visit ShurTech.com for more information.
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