A Patented Barrier for Painting Clean Edges Like Never Before
- Between walls and ceilings
- Along wood trim, chair rails or baseboards
- Around glass on doors or windows
- Anywhere two colors meet
Wherever you use ‘SnotTape, try these tips to get great results.
The secret to ‘SnotTape™ is a specially formulated polyurethane gel that sticks to your surface and fills the gaps in the surface texture — the real reason it’s hard to paint a clean edge.
2 Varieties to Match Your Surface
‘SnotTape is designed to stick and form a complete barrier on surfaces that are smooth to medium-textured (as bumpy as, say, an orange peel).
- In the Black Box – Less sticky for Primed, Flat or Delicate Surfaces
- In the Gray Box – More sticky for Eggshell, Satin, Semi-Gloss or High-Gloss Surfaces
Which ‘SnotTape Do You Need?
The key here is surface energy, which determines how well ‘SnotTape will stick to your surface. It’s hard for things to stick to a low-energy surface, and a lot easier for things to stick to a high-energy surface.
Primed, Flat or Delicate Surfaces are high-energy surfaces in which things are easier to stick. This version of ‘SnotTape requires less powerful adhesive properties. So, it’s safe for use on glass, steel and aluminum, as well as older surfaces.
Eggshell, Satin, Semi-Gloss, High-Gloss or Brick Surfaces are low-energy, hard-to-stick-to surfaces. This version of ‘SnotTape has greater adhesive properties. You can also use this product on surfaces applied with washable or low level VOC interior paints. Never use ‘SnotTape in the gray box on primers or flat paints! It’s more sticky formula can lead to failures on these surfaces!
It’s important to note that there are a few very low-energy surfaces to which neither version of our product will adhere well enough to give you good results. Examples may include tile, waxed or oiled woodwork, no-wax floors and certain slippery plastics such as polyethylene (sometimes used in moldings).