Since buying our own home back in August of last year, my husband and I have quickly learned that when you’re a homeowner, life is one big renovation. Especially if you happen to buy a house that is over a century old and hasn’t been cosmetically updated since the 1970s. From insulating to replacing flooring to updating appliances, there’s no end to the work that we have to do. And a lot of the time, painting is a big part of the updating process.
To get the results we want, high-quality paint is important, but high-quality painter’s tape is important too. We’ve had a chance to use a few different brands and varieties of tape during our many renovation projects, and until we did I never realized what a big difference the right tape could make. 3M has been providing professionals and homeowners alike with high-quality painter’s tape for years and when I got the chance to review tape featuring the company’s new Edge-Lock Paint Line Protector technology for perfect lines with no paint bleed, I couldn’t wait to test it out.
We’ve been gradually renovating our youngest son’s room and I planned to test the tape in there when we started to do some painting but, as so often happens when working on a house, we ended up changing our plans. My husband decided to replace our old and leaky front door instead. He had a beautiful metal exterior door that he had been given, but the previous owners had painted half the door black. It looked completely awful and he decided the time had come to sand and repaint the door so that he could install it.
Preparing the door for painting took most of the work, but the painting itself was a breeze with the painter’s tape. My husband especially liked the wide tape, which saved him the trouble of cutting paper to cover the windows. The Edge-Lock Paint Line Protector was so effective and when my husband had peeled off the tape, the door looked brand new.
We are still planning to finish my youngest son’s room before Christmas and when the time comes to paint, I know the job will be easier thanks to 3M. I can’t wait to get creative in the room and try some different styles and painting techniques! Check out the new 3M ScotchBlue Painter’s Tapes with Edge-Lock for yourself and see how creative you can be when paint bleed becomes a thing of the past.
Buy It: 3M ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape can be purchased at home centres and hardware stores across Canada