Hey guys! Last week, you may remember that I shared the big reveal of our modern farmhouse laundry room remodel. It was quite the undertaking in such a short amount of time and, frankly, even I’m amazed that we pulled it off. Speaking of pulling things off, I’m partnering with FrogTape today to show you how I got those crisp, clean paint lines throughout the room and on the cabinets. See what I did there? I use FrogTape everywhere in my home whenever I’m painting. I used it throughout my entire kitchen remodel as well as my dining room.
The laundry room is a night and day transformation, which included new cabinets (I’ll be sharing those plans soon), fresh paint, new countertops, and a subway tile backsplash. Today’s focus will be on the paint.
Once we had the old cabinets out and the new cabinets in, it was time to paint. With tearing out the cabinets, we also took out the old baseboards. I used FrogTape multi-surface painter’s tape to mask off the floors so I could paint them and keep the paint off of the tile. It didn’t stop me from dripping and then stepping in the paint, but it did at least keep mess to a minimum where the tile met the baseboards. Quick tip: If you’re noticing paint footprints on the floor, check your own shoes first before walking all around the room trying to figure out who stepped in paint.
A few days later, it was time to paint the walls. I’m sticking with the same color throughout my entire house, which is Mindful Grey by Sherwin Williams. I have it color matched at Home Depot using Behr paint and it’s a great neutral color that goes with literally everything in my house. I taped off the baseboards, trim and ceiling, then we had a family painting day.
There’s something so satisfying when pulling off tape to see the most beautiful, crisp paint lines. FrogTape has patented PaintBlock technology, which means that as soon as wet paint (or even water) touches it, it forms a protective barrier on the edge of the tape. We saw this PaintBlock technology in action at the Haven Conference in Atlanta this summer and it was crazy how the PaintBlock powder instantly turned to a solid with just a few drops of water.
By the way, did you know that FrogTape comes in different widths? I loved that the 1.88″ tape allowed me to get the roller as close to the top corner of the walls as possible, without getting it on the ceiling. Again, it didn’t stop me from randomly bumping the middle of the ceiling with the grey paint, but it helped me to not get it near the corners!
Once the walls were painted, we painted all of the cabinets. Because the wall paint was applied the day before, I used the FrogTape delicate surface tape to mask off the walls where they met the cabinets. It still gets you the crisp paint lines, but doesn’t adhere as firmly, which prevents the paint from coming up with the tape when you pull it. Another quick tip: When pulling up tape, make sure that you do it while the paint is still wet. This allows you to keep those crisp paint lines without risk of peeling up paint that is stuck to the tape and also your project. I’ve done it, and there’s nothing worse than watching your hard work come right off with the tape.
We also used FrogTape to tape down the plastic and mask off the butcher block countertop while we installed the subway tile backsplash. I didn’t get a photo of it, but I used it to tape off the cabinets where tile was being installed, as well as create a vertical, level line on the end of the countertop where the tile was started. Once the mortar and tiles are on the wall, I just peel up the tape and I’ve got a perfect line and no mess.
I’m so happy with how the entire laundry room turned out! The white cabinets against the grey paint and the dark grout go together so nicely. It’s exactly what I was picturing in my mind when I was designing the room and I love when a plan comes together nicely. Next week, I’ll be sharing the printable plans for the cabinets, so stay tuned! Special thanks to FrogTape for partnering with me on this project. Having the right tools and supplies for any project makes it that much more successful.
DISCLOSURE: I received compensation to complete this project for using FrogTape painter’s tape products. All opinions, projects and ideas are based on my own experience.