Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 340
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TJStrong Fills a niche in the Professionals toolbox
I work primarily on Historic buildings and boats and do a LOT of taping off of sections for sanding, painting or just protection while working nearby. This tape is always in my prep kit in several sizes. I had some edge adhesion issues at first but found that if you wipe down with a damp rag the moisture will trigger the "Edge-Lock" and leave a very crisp line everytime. Even after a week or so it comes off easily if pulled with a sharp crease at a downward angle. I work with a lot of high dollar, high VOC, high tech paints/varnishes on high dollar projects, many that require several coats sanded in between each coat. I often tape to the original tape for the sanding then remove the second layer for the next coat. The one draw back is the printing on the tape, it comes off when wiped down with alcohol or acetone for a final surface cleaning before finish is applied and unless careful the residue can mar the clean prepped area. I wish you made it without the printing in a pro pack at least.
Some people call boat owners "Picky", I prefer the term "Particular", they want very high quality finishes, this particular tape helps me provide that. I use lots of different tapes for differing surfaces, projects and processes. This stuff has it's place in my kit that no other tape can match.
I use enough that price is always an issue, generally at least 6 rolls per project of the delicate surface tape alone. I'd prefer to pay a bit less of course.
August 9, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Chad Edgelock?
Used 2" Frogtape on top and bottom, crisp edges. Unfortunately the smaller details I needed 1" tape. I tried the 3m edgelock and it cost me a lot of heartache. I had to touch up every line, very time consuming.
September 7, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Thunderfli Do not buy this tape!
I don't know why I keep buying this. The Edge-Lock feature is pathetic because it will not stick well. Especially on narrow surface, such as the top flat of a piece of baseboard. The first time it failed (a couple of months ago) I thought it was my technique. I taped everything up then let it sit overnight. In the morning about half of it came loose. I just tried it again in a different room and the same thing happened.
Spare yourself the trouble and stick with the regular blue tape, which seems to still be OK. The Edge-Lock 'technology' seems to be the problem.
Thanks alot, Scotch.
September 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cutworm Good Tape
I always keep a roll of this tape to mask delicate surfaces. It prevents disaster by not peeling off paint or wallpaper when removed. A must for me and should be for any DIY'r.
June 28, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Gman Worst tape ever
i used this tape on a painted surface that had been dry for 2 weeks and it ruined the paint it pulled it off in many areas and I did not use cheap paint now I have to repair the wall and repainted don't use it use the frog tape for delicate surfaces
July 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HandydandyDon Always use this on every job...it's one of my best tools
Over the years many different kinds of tape have come down the pike for do-it-yoursefers and professionals alike. As a professional I know this painter's tape is the very best, especially when I need to tape over recently painted surfaces. The edge lock is also exceptional tape.
January 14, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mexicat worked well on my painting surface
No bleeding of paint noticed however next time I will purchase the wider roll of tape for my projects since I had to double up the tape to make it wide for my project, otherwise it worked well and I'll purchase again.
May 13, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by sagu Expensive and mediocre
Bought it to safeguard my new wood flooring while other jobs were getting done around the house. The adhesion is okay but had some residual glue on the flooring which is not what I wanted or expected of it. For the price I paid (on higher side) I expect more out of it. Manufacturer, please take note.
April 10, 2015