Friday, March 25, 2011

ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape: It’s Not Just for Painting!

Everyone knows that ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape is a great way to get nice straight edges and to keep paint away from certain areas when you’re painting, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to uses for ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape. My husband recently tiled a large portion of the floor in our house. He had to do it in sections since it was a large area, so whenever we didn’t want people to step on a tile that had just been laid, we put ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape on it! That way, everyone knew which tiles were “safe” to step on (i.e., the “mud” underneath had dried) and which ones to avoid. This is what it looked like:


Since ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape can be removed cleanly without leaving behind a sticky residue, this makes it the perfect tool for spring cleaning and organizing projects around the house.

Here are a few ideas for using ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape for your own spring cleaning:

Organizing:
Labeling -- ScotchBlue is a versatile option for temporary labeling because it’s easily removed without leaving a sticky residue behind. After cleaning out closets or toy chests, use ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape to clearly label storage boxes and containers.
Securing food bags -- Clean out the pantry with ScotchBlue! Keep cereal and snack bags closed by using ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape to seal off the tops.

Decorating:
Hanging picture frames and artwork -- Avoid marking up walls with pencil lines by using ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape as a temporary guide to ensure your wall decor is perfectly arranged.
Arranging furniture -- Efficiently rearrange your space by masking off your updated layout using ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape to make sure everything will fit just right.
Drilling holes to hang curtains or sconces -- Mark exact locations for drilling using Scotch Blue Painter’s Tape. Simply remove the tape after you’ve drilled, and there will be no residue left behind.

Updating:
Spruce up your space for spring -- Spruce up a tired space during spring cleaning by painting this fun zebra pattern on a board to create a unique piece of artwork that will complement any room:


And try creating this unique pattern using the hot colors for 2011 to add contemporary flair your space. According to Mythic Paint, which has compiled knowledge from experts and interior designers to predict the hottest colors for 2011, colors with warm and ethnic influences are big this year. And Pantone has picked THE hot color for 2011 -- Honeysuckle -- a vibrant and energetic hue that’s sure to liven up a tired space!

As you’ve just read, ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape comes in handy for a lot of things! Make sure to keep some on hand so it will always be available for household projects. And have fun thinking of new and creative ways to use ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape!



DISCLOSURE: I received samples of ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape as a thank-you for sharing my opinion and these ideas with you. No financial compensation was provided.

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