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5 DIY Painter’s Tape Hacks to Elevate Backyard Spaces

SPONSORED CONTENT -- (StatePoint) Looking to beautify your backyard? Read on for five fresh ways to update your outdoor space with just a roll of painter’s tape, a can of paint and a little creativity – and uncover some innovative painter’s tape tricks to make these DIYs super simple.  

Faux Throw - Take the patio to another level by adding a painted throw rug onto your decking. Use painter’s tape to outline the size of the rug onto the patio surface to ensure colors won’t bleed or drip outside the project area. Using normal scissors, trim a row of painter’s tape to form a zigzag or wave. Lay out the preferred pattern and paint one section at a time. Go with a simple design with a wash of overall color or let the creativity flow to form something completely unique.  


Backyard Mural – Let the walls do the talking with a backyard mural. Choose a large space like the side of a garage, or even a portion of a wood fence, and let your imagination soar. Map out specific patterns with painter’s tape, or simply block off the section to be painted and be fluid and free. Tape out the design with an edge-treated product like FrogTape Multi-Surface painters tape with PaintBlock technology that ensures super sharp paint lines. Before you begin, get inspired by reviewing the 2024 FrogTape Design Trends created by celebrity interior designer Taniya Nayak.   


Bright Blooms – Plant beautifully bright blooms in pots and get the color-saturated garden of your dreams. Form a variety of patterns with different widths of painter’s tape and pick paint shades to complement existing patio furniture or throw pillows. Add texture with different brushes or stencils, choose pops of color to contrast with the petals or fresh green leaves, or use a variety of shades to create an ombre look.  


Under the Umbrella – Let the entire family contribute to a one-of-a-kind patio umbrella. Using painter’s tape, outline the areas of the umbrella to paint and wash the design in color – use brushes, shapes and even hands to bring the look to life. Go wild with geometric patterns or a layered plaid, or assign each section of the umbrella to a different family member to complete. Color match with outdoor pillows or patio furniture to create a polished finish or bring everything into technicolor with a rainbow aesthetic.  


Solids or Stripes – Get funky with shutters or awnings by adding some multi-color elements. Simply tape off the top with painter’s tape and apply paint. FrogTape Delicate Surface painter's tape is a smart choice for helping add details to freshly painted surfaces (dry for 24 hours) and with the product’s PaintBlock Technology, there’s no bleed, and no wait time to get to work!


Painter’s tape is the perfect tool to help with all your summer paint projects. These simple DIY tricks can get the job done and make you look like a pro!  

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