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sbruce14 06-30-2011 10:10 AM

So upset with Frog Tape
 
We just bought a home that was a forclosure, my husband & I went to our local Lowes Dept store & purchased the Frog Tape, supposingly being told it was the #1 tape to be used. Well with all that said when I went to remove the tape as soon as I finished painting our Modeling is STRIPPED! It is totally ruined! I contacted the Frog Tape Co & was told that it could have been from the bond on our modeling not being good when it was made yrs ago! Are you kidding me! It did not state anywere on the package that we should TEST a STRIP on our Modeling! It stated it could be used on ALL surfaces! Well we will NEVER purchase this product again! An if something isn't done to fix our damage WE WILL SEEK LEGAL MATTERS! Modeling isn't cheap & it wasn't my fault what happened! The company needs to take Responsibility for there PRODUCTS! With all this said if you choose to but it, Good luck! :furious::furious::furious::furious::furious::furi ous::furious::mad:

Stanchek 06-30-2011 12:04 PM

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Originally Posted by sbruce14
We just bought a home that was a forclosure, my husband & I went to our local Lowes Dept store & purchased the Frog Tape, supposingly being told it was the #1 tape to be used. Well with all that said when I went to remove the tape as soon as I finished painting our Modeling is STRIPPED! It is totally ruined! I contacted the Frog Tape Co & was told that it could have been from the bond on our modeling not being good when it was made yrs ago! Are you kidding me! It did not state anywere on the package that we should TEST a STRIP on our Modeling! It stated it could be used on ALL surfaces! Well we will NEVER purchase this product again! An if something isn't done to fix our damage WE WILL SEEK LEGAL MATTERS! Modeling isn't cheap & it wasn't my fault what happened! The company needs to take Responsibility for there PRODUCTS! With all this said if you choose to but it, Good luck! :furious::furious::furious::furious::furious::furi ous::furious::mad:

I don't mean to sound stupid, but what do you mean by modeling? Do you mean molding? If so, it's very common for molding paint to peel off with the tape if it wasn't painted properly. By this I mean they didn't use primer or painted latex paint over oil. Either way, it wouldn't matter what tape you use, it WILL peel it up. Maybe they should tell you to test a spot, but I don't think you would win in court. Sorry.

STL B. 06-30-2011 01:29 PM

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WE WILL SEEK LEGAL MATTERS!
Cool just what everyone needs another warning sticker. It will be just as usefull as the stickers on pools "dont drown" or the warning on a box of bullets "caution can cause injury or death" well suprise.

I think that "test in a small inconspicous area" has been printed on enough stuff over the years that you should've known better.

Chalk it up as a learning experiance......and dont contribute to the sue happy culture. If you do choose legal action I only see you getting tape...lots and lots of free tape

Stanchek 06-30-2011 03:22 PM

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Originally Posted by STL B.

Cool just what everyone needs another warning sticker. It will be just as usefull as the stickers on pools "dont drown" or the warning on a box of bullets "caution can cause injury or death" well suprise.

I think that "test in a small inconspicous area" has been printed on enough stuff over the years that you should've known better.

Chalk it up as a learning experiance......and dont contribute to the sue happy culture. If you do choose legal action I only see you getting tape...lots and lots of free tape

Thumbs up.

jschaben 06-30-2011 04:16 PM

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Originally Posted by sbruce14 (Post 677147)
We just bought a home that was a forclosure, my husband & I went to our local Lowes Dept store & purchased the Frog Tape, supposingly being told it was the #1 tape to be used. Well with all that said when I went to remove the tape as soon as I finished painting our Modeling is STRIPPED! It is totally ruined! I contacted the Frog Tape Co & was told that it could have been from the bond on our modeling not being good when it was made yrs ago! Are you kidding me! It did not state anywere on the package that we should TEST a STRIP on our Modeling! It stated it could be used on ALL surfaces! Well we will NEVER purchase this product again! An if something isn't done to fix our damage WE WILL SEEK LEGAL MATTERS! Modeling isn't cheap & it wasn't my fault what happened! The company needs to take Responsibility for there PRODUCTS! With all this said if you choose to but it, Good luck! :furious::furious::furious::furious::furious::furi ous::furious::mad:


Translation: I screwed up, somebody gotta get sued.:censored:

hyunelan2 06-30-2011 05:00 PM

Repaint the molding, problem solved?

Brushjockey 06-30-2011 06:45 PM

Hire a real painter next time. They knows about stuff.

mazzonetv 06-30-2011 07:56 PM

Try the delicate surface blue tape from 3m. Not a big fan of frog tape. Chalk it up as a learning experience, have a drink, move on.

chrisBC 06-30-2011 08:00 PM

Just out of curiousity, how much would you sue for?

The cost of a painter to paint trim around two windows? 20 000 dollars?

good luck with that, next time hire a good painter, they won't have to use tape around trim.

Personally i've never had a problem with any kind of tape taking paint off woodwork, my guess is that the problem is with the paint application on your trim, not the tape itself.

Bud Cline 06-30-2011 08:12 PM

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We just bought a home that was a forclosure, my husband & I went to our local Lowes Dept store & purchased the Frog Tape, supposingly being told it was the #1 tape to be used. Well with all that said when I went to remove the tape as soon as I finished painting our Modeling is STRIPPED! It is totally ruined! I contacted the Frog Tape Co & was told that it could have been from the bond on our modeling not being good when it was made yrs ago! Are you kidding me! It did not state anywere on the package that we should TEST a STRIP on our Modeling! It stated it could be used on ALL surfaces! Well we will NEVER purchase this product again! An if something isn't done to fix our damage WE WILL SEEK LEGAL MATTERS! Modeling isn't cheap & it wasn't my fault what happened! The company needs to take Responsibility for there PRODUCTS! With all this said if you choose to but it, Good luck! :furious::furious::furious::furious::furious::furi ous::furious::mad:
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Modeling is STRIPPED!
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It is totally ruined!
Jheeeezh! Another friggin' hot head.

How can a little masking tape ruin wood modeling?

What is it about the modeling that is ruined?

What does ruined mean in this case?

Also...What does modeling mean in this case.:(

Also...
Isn't this product bashing for no good reason!

"B u s D r i v e r - D e l e t e t h i s t h r e a d"

V-a-r-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-m !

Gymschu 06-30-2011 10:12 PM

Actually, the frog tape fiasco may have done you a huge favor......now you know that the paint on the molding is not adhering very well. By redoing it you may be saving yourself years of frustration with chipped, peeled, cheap trim paint that wasn't applied properly. I thing FrogTape should be suing you, lol.

Marqed97 06-30-2011 10:32 PM

I had a similar experience with a certain brand of painters tape. I retained the services of a prominent local attorney and filed suit locally. Rather than send their own attorneys to my admittedly 'far-out' locale, the company decided to settle. I am thrilled with my free roll of painters tape and gift certificate for a gallon of cheap paint. I'm responsible for my attorney's $5000 retainer (non-refundable), but hey, it's all about calling out a bad product that I may or may not have used correctly....

Brushjockey 06-30-2011 10:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Marqed97 (Post 677602)
I had a similar experience with a certain brand of painters tape. I retained the services of a prominent local attorney and filed suit locally. Rather than send their own attorneys to my admittedly 'far-out' locale, the company decided to settle. I am thrilled with my free roll of painters tape and gift certificate for a gallon of cheap paint. I'm responsible for my attorney's $5000 retainer (non-refundable), but hey, it's all about calling out a bad product that I may or may not have used correctly....

You forgot to use "modeling" in there. Otherwise, perfect!

Marqed97 06-30-2011 10:53 PM

Crud! I knew I missed something!

Workaholic 06-30-2011 11:05 PM

The trick with tape is to dry brush it so it seals the edge to stop bleed through, that and to make sure it is firmly attached. Of course there is always the chance it can pull the paint off of what ever you are putting it on depending if the surface was properly prepped and painted.


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