Monday, September 12, 2011

ScotchBlue Painting Party & Giveaway

Hey y'all! It's a painting party, whoop-ee-dee-doo! Recently, ScotchBlue reached out to some DIY bloggers (including moi) to celebrate the launch of their new product, ScotchBlue Painter's Tape with Edge-Lock Paint Line Protector. We were sent samples and asked to complete a project using the tape and then to share our experiences with our readers, who would then get a chance to win a sample of their own.

Ready, okay!

Please keep your hands and arms inside the ride at all time. You're at stop 2 of 5 in today's painting party, so if you'd like to start at the beginning (a very good place to start) head over to The Shabby Nest and see what project Wendy tackled first.

.... are you back? Sweet. When I started thinking of projects I could complete to test out the fabulousness factor of this painter's tape, the first thing that sprang to mind was my master bedroom's unpainted crown moulding.

Yeah, that moulding. If you're familiar with my blog, you probably know that I was totally trying to bring the whole unpainted MDF trend to the forefront of the blogging world. It had been sitting up there in its unfinished glory for over a year now... this is where I admit that I'm totally lazy. Sigh. Who would have thought I'd ever get around to painting it? Certainly not me.

I was taking a big gamble (in my sheltered little paint world) by choosing this project because I don't have touchup paint for my custom-mixed ceiling paint, and if the tape didn't work, it was going to look really bad; I've always thought that crown needs to be super crisp. And since I left mine unfinished for over a year, if it didn't work I would most likely end up living with the ugly end result for another year while I shook my fist at my crown moulding and talked about how someone would rue the day. Or something.

I'm not going to lie -- I was never in love with the old school blue painter's tape. I've had many past projects complicated by bleeding paint, so I was a little bit nervous. But... I'm officially declaring my love for this new tape from the rooftops. (Imagine I'm on a rooftop.)

I taped either side of the crown moulding...

 then I primed it with oil-based primer and then gave it a couple coats of semi-gloss white paint.

Then it was the moment of truth -- I held my breath and started removing the tape... and to my delight, not a single bleed through. Loooooove it.

Whatever ScotchBlue did to their tape, it worked. I am a big fan of its edge-locking skills.
Now that you've seen my project, scroll down to read the contest details and enter to win your own sample of this awesome tape. Then head onto the next blog in the painting party, Little House on the Corner.

 ScotchBlue will be hosting more of these painting parties in the near future, so if you want to win that tape make sure to head over to their Facebook page and 'like' them so you can see the upcoming schedule and follow along with the painting parties.

Here's a rundown of the giveaway details:
  •  The prize: A sample of ScotchBlue new Painter's Tape with Edge-Lock Paint Line Protector
  • Enter by leaving a comment on this post telling me what fabulous project on your "to do" list you would tackle first if you won. If you don't already follow my blog and you want to, I'll give you brownie points. That counts for something, right?
  • Get a bonus entry by tweeting "@scotchbluebrand I want #supersharppaintlines for my next project!" Make sure to mention the brand and include the hashtag so your entry is counted.
  • Contest is now closed.
  • Number of winners: 3
  • Eligibility: The prize can be shipped anywhere in the United States.
{Disclosure: I was provided with samples of ScotchBlue Painter's Tape with Edge-Lock Paint Line Protector free of charge in order to complete my review. I was not compensated financially and all opinions in the post are my own.}

P.S. Just in case you get lost somewhere along the way and want to stop by all the ladies in the painting party, here's the order: The Shabby Nest, me (you're here!), Little House on the Corner, Lovely Crafty Home, and A Sort of Fairytale.


  1. It really pops now and I love it. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to try it..I think I would like to do stripes like stop #1 in my bathroom.

  2. Looks great! I want to paint chevrons on a wall!

  3. Ahh, I'm loving the new white moulding! So crisp and fresh. Great job!

    (I'm also in the painting party, so you don't need to include me in the giveaway :)

  4. oh i would totally try this. we could've used it for when we painted our dark orange accent wall, probably could use a touch up. But if i got this - i could finally get to painting our bedroom. we've lived here for 3 years now. and I started following you probably a couple months ago, and LOVE your ideas!

  5. Love Scotch Blue for this very reason! Great tut and project my dear!

    Love your guts

  6. Looks great! I want to paint some stripes in my hallway -this tape would be perfect!

  7. I've been wanting to paint our existing stained molding throughout our house. I'm going to need a lot of tape for the project.


  8. I am re-painting my ENTIRE great room and hallway, which will require much masking. Would Love to try this new tape!

  9. My formal living room and dining room are in need of paint.

  10. I'd use the tape when I paint my daughter's room. I'd like to have the crisp clean lines!

  11. I have some stained molding in a room at my house and would love to do this! I can't believe the difference! Looks amazing! Now if I could just get the hubs on board with painting it. . .

  12. Love the painting party. My project: painting the bathroom! Why do the tiniest rooms always end up being the hardest?

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