M1 Wall Paper Remover

I get questions all the time about removing wall paper….do they? Don’t they? Well I have a answer for both sides of that question. Sometimes removing the wallpaper is the answer. And it doesn’t have to be a tremendous job, as long as you have the right products. And the right products to remove the wallpaper is M1 Wallpaper Remover and a Paper Tiger. First you score the wallpaper with the Paper Tiger. Paper Tiger is a tool that you roll across the wall which will put tiny perforations in the wallpaper and allows the remover to get behind the wallpaper and start loosening the glue. You can do a whole wall in just a few minutes and all it takes is a light touch. These tiny holes don’t damage the walls just allow the M1 Wallpaper Remover to do a better job. After using the Paper Tiger, spray the wall with M1 Wallpaper Remover. M1 works 10 times faster than most removers. It’s biodegradable, non toxic and has low odor. It comes in a ready to use gallon formula and eliminates having to steam the walls. A gallon will remove up to 800 sq feet. But if your wallpaper is in fine shape and is completely intact to the wall, then you don’t have to remove the paper, just prime over it and paint. If you have a couple of edges that are curling up use the Sure Grip and a wet sponge. Dampen the curling edge and soften it up with the wet sponge and then stick the edges back down with the Sure Grip. If the wallpaper is in the kitchen, you will need to wash the wall first. Just make sure the wallpaper is free of dirt and grease. Then use a primer. Using the right primer is really the important part. Grip and Seal by Coronado is the best primer for wallpaper. Its water based, low odor and dries in 20 minutes. So you can start at one end of the wall and by the time you get to the end the first part is dry. You want to apply 2 coats to make sure you cover up any color that might bleed through with just the first coat. The last thing you want is to still see that little flower pattern coming through your brand new painted wall. And when you paint, use one of the new Ben Moore colors that you have seen advertised. We just put in Ben Moore and could have not happier. Trudy just used a color called Smokey Taupe and it’s a nice neutral color that can look grey, or taupe. Ben Moore makes picking out color the easy job.

Now to the email….

Question: I want to replace some deck boards. I have new ones and this time I don’t want to nail down the boards. Is there any adhesive that I can apply that will hold down the boards and can take the weather?

Answer: The best adhesive is Leech F-26. They make a premium quality water proof construction adhesive and its super for decks and even treated wood. It bounds to wood, metal, glass, stone, plastic and even ceiling tile.

Question: I bought a older home with parquet flooring. I will replace it one day, but for right now it stays. It looks dry and dull. I have seen so many products advertised that promise a lot but I just want to know from you, what is the best that you know of to take care of wood floors.

Answer: Many years ago a lady came into my office showing me a product called Quick Shine. She had used it and couldn’t find it anymore. She swore it was the best product for her wood floors and made them shine like nothing else. I had never heard of it. When I went to the International Hardware Show they had the biggest booth I had ever seen. And she was right …and we have carried it ever since. It’s called Quick Shine and you can apply it with a dry swiffer pad and in 15 minutes your floors will really shine. When you clean the floors between using the Quick Shine…use the Zep Wood Floor and Tile Cleaner. Doesn’t even need rinsing!