Rapid Edge is a fast and convenient way to apply tape to necessary areas before painting. Instead of applying tape by hand, you are able to place this device on the surface and just glide it until the edges are covered. With this product, it is not necessary to measure where your tape needs to be. Instead, you are able to just glide and go. Thus, applying tape will be the fastest part of a paint job instead of being the longest ( as it usually is with most painting projects ). Since the Rapid Edge is self aligning, you can’t go wrong and will always have tape exactly where you need it.
This self aligning taping device is the ideal product to use right before painting a room. Instead of fumbling with a piece of tape by hand, you can now quickly and effectively place tape wherever you need in a fraction of the usual time. Professional painters use this to create easy and effective tape covers that protect frames, outlets and more. Now, those that are not professional painters, but who enjoy precision - can also benefit from this device’s accuracy. Simply place it at the beginning of the frame and roll it across. Repeat this step until all corners frames, or outlets are covered.
Total Cost Breakdown
The cost of Rapid Edge is $14.95 plus $7.95 shipping. The special TV offer allows you to receive a second Rapid Edge by paying the extra shipping fee of $4.95 for a total price of $27.85.
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- Built in Blade
This product comes with a built in metal blade that swiftly cuts the tape exactly when you need it to be cut. Thus, you will not need to fiddle with scissors or mess up your taping work with a dull blade. This built in metal blade will ensure you cut your tape exactly where you need it.
- Ten Times Faster
With this product, taping will no longer be the slowest part of the job. Instead of having the taping step be the most tedious, you can fly right through this process. The reason you are able to conduct this step so quickly is the self aligning mechanism. No human error means faster taping times, every time.
- No Human Error
As mentioned, taping by hand can be tiresome and inaccurate. The self aligning feature of this tool makes sure you do not have to worry about human error when taping before applying paint. Thus, your taping job will always be much faster than if you were to attempt the taping process by hand.
- Professionals Use it
When professionals use something, it is because they know it makes the job more efficient. Thus, the end product will look more professional than if you do not use the same tools professional painters use. There will be no more paint marks on outlet covers, windows, or door frames thanks to this device.
If you live in a small space, adding another bulky item into your storage might prove to be a hassle. Thus, you may not want to permanently invest in a taping tool - which is something you will only need a few times. If this is the case, it is better to borrow one from a friend.
- Tape Quality Matters
No matter how good your Rapid Edge is, you will still need quality tape that holds tight as you paint. Good tape can be on the pricey side. If you are painting large surface with a lot of need for tape, it might quickly become costly.
How It Works
Place a roll of tape into your Rapid Edge. Then, position the tape so that it is ready to easily glide onto a surface. Once the tape is completely in place, apply it to the frame. Use a gliding motion to steer the tape. You do not need to be precise, as the tool is self aligning. Once the desired area is covered, angle the tool to cut excess tape.
Tips & Tricks
- Practice First
Before using this tool for an actual paint job, practice using it first. This way, you will become familiar with it and will use the Rapid Edge comfortably and quickly. Luckily, it does not take much practice since it is a straightforward device.
- Use on All Edges
For consistent results, use this device on all edges and frames you wish to cover. This way, your results will be the same for all corners, edges and frames.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What About Tape Sizes?
You can use one to two inch wide tape with Rapid Edge.
- What About Bubbling?
This device prevents both bubbling and leaking underneath the tape.