Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 407
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by satorres84 Don't even bother!
You'll end up with bleed through if you've got any texture at all on your wall. Edge-lock is anything but that! Now I have another project- touching up my other paint where I had bleed through after my accent wall was complete.
May 15, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by cmcp Don't bother!
We purchases this tape for our frahly painted white trim. By the time I got from one side of the room to the other it was already pulling away and curling up. It was a complete waste of time and money!
June 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lollo relief!
I was in a pickle and could not tape areas that needed to be protected from paint, but regular tape ruined the finish. This was great!
May 17, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JOESHMO TAPE SUCKS RUIND MY WALL
PULLED 48HR PAINT OFF MY WALL 9 BUCKS FOR GARBAGE NO GOOD
April 23, 2016
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 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 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 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