Usage of FrogTape®


Please follow the instructions for the best result.


Please scroll down to learn more about:


  • Storage
  • Taping conditions
  • Evaluating the surface
  • Apply FrogTape®
  • Removal

Storage


FrogTape® should be stored in a dry place and protected against frost and sunlight. FrogTape® should always be stored in its original packaging.


Storage in high temperatures should be avoided as this can accelerate the ageing process of FrogTape®.

Taping conditions


To ensure a good bond, the surface should be dry and free from any dust and grease. 

Adhesive tapes should be used at an ambient temperature in the range +5 °C to +40 °C. Generally speaking, higher temperatures increase the viscosity and reduce the adhesive strength. Lower temperatures reduce the viscosity and increase the adhesive strength over time, but only in the mid-temperature range of approx. 18 °C to 25 °C. 


Rolls of tape that are too warm or too cold should be brought to a normal ambient temperature (ideally around +15 °C to +30 °C) before use. When removing adhesive tapes, the ambient temperature should not be too low (ideally > 5 °C) as the tapes may otherwise be more difficult to remove and leave behind residues.

Evaluating the surface


Check the surface for suitability  –  tape test


During the tape test FrogTape® is applied to the corresponding surface (use a length of approx. 10 cm FrogTape® and press down firmly) and remove it quickly.  If there is no damage to the surface from removal of the tape, FrogTape® tape can be safely used. 

Where a surface cannot be reliably evaluated on the spot, e.g. due to the effects of weather, wallpaper, spatula technique,  then a tape sample should be attached for a longer period (at least 24 hours) before the actual taping work is performed in order to reliably determine the adhesive-specific properties (increasing adhesive strength of the glue).

If there is no removal damage to the surface, FrogTape® can be used.

Removal


Remove the tape immediately after you are finished painting. This will help prevent paint from bridging over the tape and tearing when you remove it. When paint begins to dry, it becomes rubbery (like an elastic band) and has a tendency to pull.


Remove the tape slowly and evenly in a shallow angle (app. 45°).


In case the new paint tears, incise the edges with a knife carefully.