Growing up Kleenex meant tissues, Scott meant toilet paper, and Scotch meant tape to me. Over the generations, things have changed. In today’s competitive marketplace, there are new names but…Scotch still means tape to me.
Freehold, New Jersey was once the home of not only Bruce Springfield but also of a local 3 M (Minnesota Manufacturing and Mining) plant. This American multinational conglomerate manufactures adhesives, laminates, cloths and sponges, tapes, mounting tabs and hooks, bandages,floor care pads, scissors, pens, even dog chews. Its line of pressure sensitive adhesive tapes are known worldwide as Scotch tape.
Hubby and Middle Son are renovating the mother-daughter rooms downstairs. This week contractors have been in and out giving estimates for drywalls, air-conditioning and heating. As the estimates come in, everyone is moving more and more to a do-it-yourself sweat labor project. Hubby says no painting for now. Kitchen counters first then floors. I understand for once.
Meanwhile, hubby’s bro, happenstance a painter, stops to visit. He knows everything. He even knows more than me. Time for Show & Tell. Out come my samples of ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape and I ask him if he has used the stuff.
He tells me about how professionals now use ScotchBlue to decorate, stripe, faux-finish, and accent surfaces. The orange core variety works with delicate tasks to produce sharp lines on smooth surfaces including glass, painted wood, hardwood floors, vinyl coated wallpaper, vinyl, and drywall. He cautions though against using it on lacquer, paper, foil, unprimed and rough surfaces. He said it is good stuff and worth the money (from $4.03 per roll).
He also tells me about the white core variety. Its cost is less (from $3.29 per roll). It is a quality masking tape appropriate for lightly textured walls, metal hardware and fixtures, unfinished wood and trim, and curved surfaces. It is not meant for lacquer, wallpaper, unpainted wallboard, wood floors, or poorly bonded surfaces.
Before he leaves, he makes me swear I do not mention the conversation with him to hubby. Why I ask? He replies that he sees the wheels turning and thinks that hubby needs some TLC not another project in the works. From me? Now how could he think such a thing!
If you haven’t figured out what to get your sweetheart, there’s still time for a surprise paint job before Valentine’s Day. Here are some suggestions from the folks at ScotchBlue.
- Choose his or her favorite color to quickly liven up his man cave or her work space. Use ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape to ensure clean, sharp paint lines and easy tape removal.
- Choose your favorite color and your partner’s favorite color to create a room you both will be happy with for years to come. ScotchBlue can help achieve a clean color blocking technique to seamlessly combine the two colors!
- Use ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape to put his or her favorite team’s logo in the sports den, or adorn your loved one’s office with their initials to personalize a space.
Also, consider making a card. ScotchBlue is the guaranteed way to ensure clean lines on a homemade Valentine’s Day card whether you’re using oil paint, spray paint, watercolor or acrylics. After all, homemade gifts are the gifts given with the most love.
ONE winner will receive 2 rolls of tape. One ScotchBlue Edge-lock and one ScotchBlue Edge-lock delicate.
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