Share your Spring DIY tips and Win with FrogTape

Share you’re spring DIY household tips and WIN 1 of 5 FrogTape bundles.  To find out how to enter, scroll down to the bottom.

This competition is now closed. Congratulations to our winners, Ian, Paul, Gwen, Carol And Diane who have all been notified.

Spring has truly sprung and for most of us that means – chocolate, bunnies and of course decorating.

As the Easter bank holiday approaches it’s the perfect time to give your home a little revamp and what better way than slipping on those old overalls and dusting off the paint brushes.

You will win a FrogTape bundle which will have 1 Multi Surface and 1 Delicate Surface inside.  Each prize set is worth around £15 from

About FrogTape’s Product

Painting is not just the most cost effective way of making a huge change to your room but it is also the quickest – especially if you take time at the beginning of the project.  FrogTape’s innovative Multi Surface and Delicate Surface masking tape will ensure a professional look every time.

Using PaintBlock Technology which reacts with the moisture in paint to create a block preventing the paint from seeping under the masking tape, FrogTape keeps paint out and helps create crisp, straight edges everytime – Phew no more squint patterns for us!

Multi-surface (green roll) is perfect for use on: Emulsion walls, wood trim, glass and metal. While Delicate Surface (yellow roll) is ideal for use on: Wallpaper, freshly painted surfaces, newly plastered walls, treated wood, veneer, laminate, vinyl and more.

With the vibrant tape (so that you don’t miss it!) you can create professional stripes and mosaic – if you are brave enough to try? Plus the tape can be applied to a surface 21 days before you paint – talk about time saving!

FrogTape retails from just £7.59 and is available from Homebase, B&Q and all good DIY outlets.

How to enter to Win 1 0f 5 sets

1. Comment in our box below & share your Spring DIY household tips.

2. For an extra entry, Tweet, Like or Share on Google Plus.

The competition will end on 1st May 2014. Winners will be notified the following day. Good Luck!!

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  1. Clint Howat
    April 30, 2014 / 6:54 pm

    You can only cut once, so measure at least twice.

  2. Hannah Smith
    April 30, 2014 / 7:26 pm

    Before you start a job make sure you’ve got everything you need to finish it.

  3. Danika Lloyd
    April 30, 2014 / 8:10 pm

    declutter for just 15 minutes a day throughout spring and your junk room / garage etc. will be like new!

  4. karen d
    April 30, 2014 / 8:14 pm

    preparation really does make all the difference!

  5. Gilla01
    April 30, 2014 / 8:52 pm

    It’s easier to get a professional in most of the time.

  6. Kristy Brown
    April 30, 2014 / 9:57 pm

    Wipe some essential oils on light bulbs for instant airfreshener when the lights are on

  7. Deborah Gilbody
    April 30, 2014 / 10:34 pm

    To remove limescale from tap spouts put descaler on a cotton wool pad, wrap around the tap and leave overnight. Very stubborn limescale may need a bit of persuasion with an old toothbrush in the morning. (But remember to warn your husband in case it’s the same night he decides to have a drink in the middle of the night without switching the light on.)

  8. Louise A
    April 30, 2014 / 11:25 pm

    when getting ready to do DIY make sure you have everything you need for a particular job..e.g. nothing worse than realising you have no white spirit at the end of a painting job!

  9. Chris Williams
    April 30, 2014 / 11:27 pm

    use ducktape to hold a bag under your drill when drilling it saves a lot of mess.

  10. Ali Thorpe
    April 30, 2014 / 11:35 pm

    Remember to remove masking tape before paint dries.

  11. Vicki Stapley
    April 30, 2014 / 11:46 pm

    When you have finished painting for the day put the rollers & trays in a sealed carrier bag & they will be ready to use again tomorrow.

  12. Lucy Smith
    May 1, 2014 / 12:45 pm

    wrap paint brushes in cling film to use thr next day without cleaning them

  13. Alisa Moore
    May 1, 2014 / 1:30 pm

    Dry paintbrushes by hanging upside down

  14. Jo C
    May 1, 2014 / 1:31 pm

    Don’t paint the same day as sanding – you’ll get bits/dust on your new paintwork!

  15. Adam King
    May 1, 2014 / 1:39 pm

    Use good quality equipment (brushes, masking tape etc); it’s worth it.

  16. Ian Murray
    May 1, 2014 / 3:04 pm

    Hire a cleaner??

  17. Mary Campbell
    May 1, 2014 / 3:22 pm

    A regular lick of paint does wonders for keeping the house looking fresh and bright. Also, always check your eaves and guttering as a clean exterior of the house gives a positive impression to the outside world.

  18. Lydia Graham
    May 1, 2014 / 6:45 pm

    Measure twice, cut once

  19. rebecca foster
    May 1, 2014 / 9:14 pm

    Always make sure you have the right tool for the job you are going to be doing

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