Dad and I just pre-recorded a show
during the 4
th of July. Hope yours was a great one. The
show was a little different because we just kind of chit chat between
each other talking about different products. This year at the
National Hardware Show we noticed a few entrepreneurs that had been
on Shark Tank and had come up with some really great ideas that
anyone would use around the house. The first one we brought in was
InvisiPlug Surge Protector. InvisiPlug is a surge
protector that is wood toned. So if you have wood floors, they blend
right in. They come in 3 colors – light pine, medium cherry, and
a dark oak. With all the TV’s, cable equipment, computers we all
need a few extra outlets. And most surge protectors are not really
good looking and the
InvisiPlug looks great. And the best
part it’s no more expensive that just your regular surge protector.
InvisiPlug starts at 12.99 and they have a nifty one for
22.99 that also has USB ports. The next item we brought in is
FiberFix. FiberFix is a tape that will be a permanent fix.
So say you are working outside and break the handle on your rake,
shovel or hoe. Usually that means buy a new one, or try and find a
replacement handle. But if you have
FiberFix you just wet the
FiberFix, and then wrap it around whatever is broken, wait 10
minutes and then you are back to work again. I watched 2 big boys(
over 6 ft and 200 lbs) stand on the area when they had used
to repair a handle and it held. I was impressed. This is not just
any tape. They say it’s a 100 times stronger than duct tape….it’s
a lot more than that. At the Do It Best show we found a item made by
Duck. They make all those colorful duct tapes. The product is
GeckoTech Reusable Hook. GeckoTech is like
those other hooks made by Command that you can remove from a wall
without any damage. But the
GeckoTech Reusable Hook is
completely clear, and will hold up to 5 lbs. The other strips only
hold up to 2 lbs. The
GeckoTech is reusable, and uses micro
suction to stick to a surface. And the best part…it’s about ½
the price of the other strip.
Now to the email….
Question: Help – I am trying to
remove 40 year old contact paper from drawers and shelving. I have
used lots of your suggestions before with success. Do you have any
ideas on this problem?
Answer: Pull up a edge and put a
product down called Goo Gone Pro Power. It will loosen up that area
so that you can continue to remove the contact paper. If you are
able to remove it, just having a problem removing the left over
residue, just use the Goo Gone to wipe it off. Goo Gone does not use
a chemical like toluene that smells strong but a citrus based
cleaner. So after you clean off all the contact paper…it will
smell like oranges for a while.
Question: Can you suggest glue that
will stick directly to wood and concrete. I have some wood floors
that are directly glued to the foundation. Some of the planks are
lifting and I want to glue them back down. There is not any
Answer: I would use the Leech F-26.
It comes in a caulking gun and a small tube. It will stick to both
substances. It is a heavy duty, professional quality adhesive. You
will like it.
Question: We just had nice clear glass
shower doors installed. Is there anything that I can put on the
glass to keep them from getting foggy looking?
Answer: I wish I could tell you there
is a product that when applied completely repelled hard water
stains….but I can’t. Hard water stains are just one of those
cleaning jobs that we have to do. Use the Delete Germ to clean off
the stains. It works every time. Just remember wear gloves, and
work quickly, and rinse immediately. Never just leave the Delete
Germ to sit on the glass.