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'FrogTape Shape Tape' is discontinued and no inventory now remains.

Product Description

FrogTape Shape Tape Painters Tape comes in three pre-cut repeating patterns (Chevron, Scallop and Wave) used to create sharp paint designs on walls, furniture and other surfaces. Can use to create horizontal, vertical or diagonal designs. Can also align the tape and create sections with various widths or shift tape alignment and create unique effects. Shape Tape™ is treated with 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. Country of Origin: United States.


Technical Information

FrogTape Painters Tape (Shape Tape)
  • Carrier/Backing: crepe paper
  • Core: 3" diameter
  • Country of Origin: United States
Note: Specifications are those given by manufacturers and are not tested for accuracy.

Question & Answers

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Marian O. Jan 22, 2019
QUESTION: I am painting the back of an aluminum boat. It has some circular water drain holes to paint and is a two toned gray on bottom of boat and half way up it is red with a straight edge across the back of the boat. It will be spray painted with boat paint. Can you provide any techniques on what type of Frog tape to use? i will need to protect some of the boat from excess spray with paper coverup.
ANSWER: We asked FrogTape and they suggested to use the green Multi-Surface FrogTape but it’s also important to remember that FrogTape reacts with the water in latex paints to activate the super absorbent polymer on the edge. For best results use a damp cloth and wipe along the edge of the tape to activate the paint block just prior to painting. By preactivating the tape, the edge should then be sealed when they paint.

User Reviews

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John S. Verified Buyer Dec 05, 2017
I Used It on Concrete
FrogTape Shape Tape Painters Tape
I bought this knowing that it was light duty tape (yellow color code), but needed it for concrete. As I feared, it did not adhere well to concrete. I applied some of the liquid stuff left over from the orange tape kit. The results were satisfactory, needing some touch-up in a few places. Overall, I'm fairly well satisfied with the results, but the Shape Tape should be available in green and orange, as well as yellow. Because it's not, only four stars. The concept of this product deserves five stars, and had I used this yellow Shape Tape on a proper surface for its intended use, the results would have been superb. I know this because I did use some of the yellow standard Frog Tape on a freshly painted wall with superb results (sharp lines and no peeling).I recommend this product, but if you intend to use it on concrete (or possibly any rough textured surface, you should understand that it is not intended for that purpose, and the results will not be perfect. In fact, without that liquid stuff from the orange tape kit, I strongly suspect that the results would be unsatisfactory.
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hot melt rubber (synthetic)
Offers the widest range of application flexibility available. Exhibits excellent processing performance whether manually or automatically applied. Has superior tensile strength, adhesion properties and holding force which ensures consistent, reliable seals. Hot melt adhesive will bond faster to a surface which is referred to as quick-grab or quick-stick. It typically has higher tack (will feel stickier to the touch), but is also softer. It has lower heat resistance, shear resistance, and sometimes UV resistance than an acrylic adhesive. NOTE: it is called hot melt because the adhesive is applied hot by the manufacturer and then hardens as it cools (you do not need to apply heat to the tape yourself).
natural rubber
Properties are similar to that of hot melt rubber, but natural rubber often holds where other adhesives won't (recycled fibers, dust, cold, heat and heavy loads). It provides good overall adhesion and moisture resistance.
Offer excellent performance, especially for applications in temperatures less than 40°F and greater then 120°F. It provides excellent clarity, has high shear strength, is usually more permanent/durable even when exposed to moisture, and it ages well over extended periods in fluorescent and sunlight. Since it remains clear for the life of the application and does not yellow over time it is ideal for applications such as sealing white cartons. While it has good initial adhesion it does take 24-48 hours to cure and to achieve its maximum bond strength (has gradual adhesion buildup). Another difference between hot melt rubber and acrylic adhesive is if you fold tape over making the two adhesive sides touch the acrylic adhesive will remain attached to the carrier (e.g. paper, film) while a hot melt adhesive will stick to itself and pull off of the carrier. It is the best choice for clarity, UV resistance and aging characteristics.
Is great for extreme temperature applications since silicone adhesive can work in continuous operating temperatures from -100°F to 500°F. They also exhibit good chemical resistance, retain electrical properties, and remove cleanly with little or no residue.
zinc oxide
Zinc oxide based adhesive formula is a skin-friendly adhesive which is commonly used on sports medicine tapes.
Thickness, AKA caliper or gauge, refers to the distance from one surface of a tape backing, or adhesive, to the other.
1 mil = 1/1000 of an inch
Examples: 1/16 inch = 62.5 mils; 1/32 inch = 31.25 mils
The cut level indicates how many grams of cutting load a glove can withstand from a sharp blade before being penetrated.
Lower gauge gloves are heavier - have thicker construction, fewer stiches knitted per inch and offer less dexterity.
Higher gauge gloves are lighter - have thinner/finer construction, more stitches knitted per inch and offer more dexterity.
Gloves offered typically runs from 7 to 18 (12 and 13 are in the middle of the scale).
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