Magic In An Applicator

As you may have noticed, we like to paint. A lot. Picture frames, furniture, bicycles, you name it, we’ve sprayed or brushed it with a fresh layer of color. Painting is easily the least expensive way to change up the look and feel of anything you may have grown a little wary of, and this could not be more true of the walls of your home. But alas, nothing can ruin a fresh paint job more than some sloppy lines or a roller mark on a clean white ceiling.

I’m no painting expert. Far from it, actually. I have merely found a way to all but eliminate that pesky “cutting-in” step that we all love to hate.  That said, I think your best bet is to scoop up a Scotch-Blue Painter’s Tape Applicator.  It’s the one simple tool that has helped me avoid annoying mishaps time and time again.

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This handy device allows you to simply run your tape along a corner or edge of the wall for the cleanest, straightest line you’ve ever seen. This little guy has literally saved us dozens of hours over the course of our collective painting lives. Not only can you tape off trim, door frames, floors and ceilings, but this applicator also comes in super handy for accent walls when changing colors at a corner junction.

When it’s all said and done, next time you head to the hardware store to stock up for your latest and greatest painting adventure, save yourself some future headaches and grab this applicator. It’s no gimmick, this is the real deal. Trust me, you’ll thank us later!

5 replies on “Magic In An Applicator”

  1. Why hasn’t masking tape always come in one of these so no one would have to fuss with trying to stick it down a big piece at the perfect angle? It probably helps you apply it with some even pressure too, huh? Good tip, I will use this next time I have to paint a room.

  2. You said it, Kalli. Nice, even pressure and I find it’s best to follow the roller up with your thumb to smooth the tape down nicely and eliminate air pockets or curling edges. Seriously, this thing is the best $5 you can spend. Sometimes they’ll even throw it into a multipack of tape for free!!

  3. You said it right! Blue tape is the beginner painters most important painting tools. I just stumbled upon your blog today for the first time from The Newlywed’s Paradise and I really like your blog! I would love to see pics. when you finish! My website, http://www.networx.com has a painting tools buying guide section with some cool and fun tools you would probably love. Check it out when you have a chance, here’s the link http://www.networx.com/buying/topic/painting

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