Plan B

Plan B that works better!

I have always been a fan of Plan B. Usually because I either am not strong enough to do the job or don’t have the right tools for Plan A. Now don’t get me wrong, sometimes it HAS to be Plan A…. calling a professional is not a sign of weakness, it a sign of strength to know what your limits are. But adding a shine to a wood floor….let me tell you what I mean.

I remember when I was a little girl my mom had a floor buffer. That buffer gave that floor a beautiful shine. I had a customer in the other day and he has wood floors. His intention was to strip the floors and then add a floor wax to make them shine. Wow, that’s a lot of work. I’m sure it would make the floors beautiful…. but there is a Plan B.

I showed him Quick Shine Floor Finish and when I told him how easy it was to mop on a shine that never has to be stripped off ….well his mouth hit the floor. Quick Shine is an old, family-owned product line. And the original floor finish in the green bottle is so easy to use. With one coat that you can apply with a microfiber mop, you get an instant shine. And if you are like me, if one coat is good...how about four more? The more coats applied, the deeper the shine. If you have little surface scratches, they just fade away. I never saw Dad do much mopping, but he put down a coat of Quick Shine on their dining room floor. It’s that easy.

Quick Shine has cleaners, floor strippers and a floor disinfectant. Give me a call at the store if you want a Plan B to take care of your floors. I promise it will be easy.

Now to the email….


Question: Hi, Trudy. I have a question for you. I have kitchen chairs with the awful felt pads that keep falling off and now my floor has all kinds of black marks Can you recommend something to remove the adhesive from the bottom of my chairs and that I can use indoors?

Answer: Lift Off is my favorite adhesive remover for small projects, like your chair pads. You didn’t mention what you plan on replacing the felt pads with so can I make a suggestion? Magic Sliders, the original sliders, are the best. It’s like what Teflon did to pans to make them nonstick. They make moving even the heaviest furniture easy to move. I can’t tell you how many times I have moved bookcases, sofas, heavy wood dining table and china cabinets all by myself. And I did not leave a mark on my wood floors. There are several types from stick-on to nail-on and many sizes to choose from. Walk past the “want to be” and go for Magic Slider. Try removing the black marks with the Lift Off ...if not that use Contractors Desolv It, or Tub of Towels cloths. Great question!


Question: I read your article about Dyna Trap and Spartan Eradicator. Dyna Trap has many products so I am confused as to which one you talk about in your new paper article.

Answer: I love Dyna Trap. They are on the website. If you have a regular sized lot...pick the ½ acre, it’s the one I use. Just remember this is a trap, so plug it in about 12-15 feet away from where you like to hang out in the yard. DynaTrap emits CO2, just like you. It’s where they know where to go for a snack...so don’t let them get confused and go for you instead of the Dyna Trap. About once a week, empty out the basket and throw the contents it in the trash or your garden. Once your plug your Dyna Trap in, leave it plugged in until November. Then abut March of next year, buy a new bulb for the trap and plug it in. If you want, you can also add a Spartan Mosquito Eradicator. Fill will water and place in a shady tree. It’s the 1-2 punch that will keep your yard less buggy.