How to Paint on a Textured Surface

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Have you ever tried to paint a textured surface wall? Over estimated the power of that blue painter’s tape to give you that perfect straight edge on a not-so-perfectly flat wall? Every crafter knows the frustration of working on textured surfaces. Stucco might be great for drama but it’s NOT great for creating an easy accent wall with stripes! I don’t know a single homeowner that wants blotchy edges while painting on all the bumps and ridges!

FrogTape Textured Surface

That’s where FrogTape® excels! FrogTape® has a thin layer of “paint block technology” (some sort of gelling agent) on each edge, which basically turns the paint into a solid before it can creep under your tape. FrogTape® is perfect for those textured bathrooms or playrooms or any place you have a textured surface to paint. Check out my project below.

 photo IMG_0003a_zps72629025.jpg I’ve been wanting to paint a dark-colored backdrop for my food photography. I just didn’t know how I was going to achieve it until I found FrogTape®.

Pictured above are the components of the FrogTape® package. These items are sitting on the textured surface that I plan to paint. This is a 2 foot by 2 foot piece of thin plywood. It is painted an off-white currently.

Using the FrogTape® to divide the board in half, I want to paint one side a dark gray and leave the other half the current color. This will allow me to have two different backdrops for my food photographs.

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Following the directions we put the tape down and wet it.

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Next, put the paint block on the side that you’ll be painting.

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Set the timer as indicated on the instructions and wait. It just so happened to be freezing temperatures the day we did this project so it took slightly longer for it to dry.

Paint as desired and allow paint to dry.

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Carefully remove the tape to reveal your beautiful straight paint line on a textured surface! Wowzers! Beautiful!!

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One example of how I can use the backdrop for my food styling.

Then, I can change-up the scene simply by flipping the board over. The textured surface gives the backdrop an extra dimension of interest.

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About Paula Jones (Call Me PMc)

Hi friends! I'm Paula. I'm a full-time Mom and blogger. I'm always looking for shortcuts and time-saving strategies to make delicious and nutritious meals for my family. I particularly like to take familiar flavors and present them in new ways. I enjoy developing recipes, cooking (especially baking) and I sharing all my tips with you. I aspire to be a brand ambassador, develop recipes and write a cookbook!

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  1. That’s pretty impressive stuff! I have never tried frog tape, but I will now!

    • It worked beautifully! Good luck on your new house, wish you were blogging the process so I could see! Merry Busy Christmas!

  2. Looks wonderful Paula, thanks for sharing these great tips :) Hope you have a wonderful week!

  3. Love this how to post. This is of great value to so many food bloggers.

  4. Paula I LOVE this – what a great idea!! I need to grab some of that Frog Tape!!

  5. Great idea Paula! That Frog Tape is GREAT! We used it when we painted my daughter’s room and it was SO helpful!

  6. Oh, what a cool idea for creating a photography backdrop! :) I am currently using a white board and then a black foam board that I colored with chalk to make it look like a chalkboard. I need another option though- love this! :)

    • I like that it’s light enough to move around without much trouble my bead board backdrop is hugely heavy!

  7. That’s a great idea for a photography backdrop. I will have to try that!

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