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FrogTape Brand Painter's Tape

May 01, 2012 10:00 ET

Is Your Paint Project Worth $5,000? Enter the FrogTape® Earn Your Stripes Contest to Find Out

Showcase Your Design in Second Annual Online Contest

AVON, OH--(Marketwire - May 1, 2012) - Whether it's the kitchen, the bedroom, a man cave or a nursery, homeowners are incorporating extra style and a dose of design savvy into every room of the house -- and most often, they're doing it with a fresh coat of paint. FrogTape® brand painter's tape invites DIYers to show off their latest painting projects by entering the second annual "Earn Your Stripes" contest. "Earn Your Stripes" challenges homeowners to create unique designs using FrogTape to transform their space into something extraordinary, with the most inventive room redo winning $5,000.

Beginning May 1, 2012 and ending July 31, 2012, homeowners in the United States and Canada will have the opportunity to submit a room makeover and its accessories -- including everything from tables and frames, to furniture and flooring.

"FrogTape is always looking for ways to help consumers showcase their individuality and creativity," said Laetitia Kasl, senior category manager for the FrogTape brand. "Last year was our first 'Earn Your Stripes' contest, and we were amazed at the projects that everyday DIYers were able to complete with FrogTape. From an intricate, multi-color kitchen backsplash that looked like ceramic tile... to beautiful wall art made from taped designs... we were truly inspired by the impressive room transformations that were achieved using FrogTape. We can't wait to uncover what's in store for 2012."

As part of the contest, "Earn Your Stripes" contestants will be asked to submit before, during and after photos, showcasing the makeover process. A panel of judges will review the submissions based on the criteria of workmanship, originality and accessories to select the winners. The grand prize winner will receive $5,000; the second place, $2,500; and the third place winner, $1,000. As a thank-you for participating, every "Earn Your Stripes" entrant with a complete submission will receive a prize pack that includes a FrogTape bag, t-shirt and rolls of FrogTape.

To provide entrants with more opportunities to win this year, submissions will be divided into seven categories and a winner will be selected in each. From children's rooms and nurseries, to man caves and kitchens, each category victor will earn bragging rights and one of the "Best in Show" cash prizes of $100.

FrogTape is available in two different adhesive technologies which will allow flexibility for contestants to paint on different surfaces throughout their homes. FrogTape Multi-Surface has a medium adhesion and can be used on cured painted walls, wood trim, glass and metal. FrogTape Delicate Surface has a lower adhesion to prevent damage on surfaces such as fresh paint (24 hours old), wallpaper and faux finishes.

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FrogTape is the only painter's tape treated with PaintBlock® Technology -- a technology that allows FrogTape users to achieve crisp, clean paint lines, while saving time and money on touch-ups. PaintBlock is a super absorbent polymer that reacts with latex paint and instantly gels to create a micro-barrier. This barrier prevents paint from bleeding under the tape and keeps lines sharp.

FrogTape is available in a variety of widths to accommodate a multitude of patterns, designs and paint projects. The tape comes in a reusable plastic canister designed to protect the tape edges from damage. FrogTape can be purchased at The Home Depot, Walmart, Lowe's, Sherwin-Williams and other fine paint and hardware retailers across the United States with a suggested retail price of $6 to $12, depending on the size of the tape.

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, Like us on Facebook® (, follow us on Twitter™ (@frogtape) or watch us on YouTube (

ShurTech Brands, LLC, markets do-it-yourself tapes, office and housewares products under the Duck®, Painter's Mate Green®, FrogTape®, 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 for more information.

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