I had a customer call this week with a
problem on some rugs. She has wood floors and some nice Oriental rug
runners that go on either side of the bed. The backs of the rugs are
smooth and on highly varnished wood floors, they are slippery. We
talk about a product called
Fiberlok that goes on the back of
rugs that have lost their backing. The kind of rug I am talking
about is the kitchen, bathroom rug that you throw in the washer and
dryer. When they lose the rubber backing they are as slippery as ice
on concrete in January. With the
Fiberlok you can paint on a
backing that is more durable than the original and can go in the
washer and dryer without flaking off, ever. It’s a great product,
but not the right product for the Oriental rug runners. Oriental
rugs need to be professionally cleaned and
FiberLok cannot be
dry cleaned. The right product is called
Rug Gripper. It
will hold rugs and mats in place on all floor surfaces. So when you
step down on your rug, it stays put. When you are vacuuming, it
stays in place. But
Rug Gripper will not leave any residue on
the rug, or on the floor. To apply, make sure all surfaces are dry
and clean. Apply the tape to the back of the rug. Peel off the
liner on the tape and position rug on the floor. That’s it! Now
the rug is secure, and you never have to worry that you are damaging
the floors underneath.
Rug Gripper can be used on wood,
laminate, tile, all surfaces. Rug Gripper sells for 10.99, and will
cover a rug sized 4 x 6.
On a personal note, I cannot tell
you how moved I am at the out pouring of condolences for our family
at the loss of my Dad. Your remembering him, means so much to us. I
will continue to write this article, and my whole family is coming to
Humble in February for their Home and Garden Show. See you then!
Now to the email…..
Question: I need a product that will
clean the essential oil from my mahogany table top. I tried cleaning
it but it still is sticky. I tried Goo Gone but it did not remove
Answer: The oil has broken down the
varnish on the table top, that’s why it is sticky. Sometimes if
the varnish is not too damaged,
White Ring Remover can clean
it up and that’s all there is to it. But in this case, you are
going to have to remove the varnish. I would sand. Start with 220
and then go to 320 grit, this will give you a clean surface to bond
to. Wipe all the sanded surfaces down with a tact cloth to remove any
dust. If the stain is fine, then varnishing is all you need to do.
Zar. They make several interior polyurethanes. Match
up the finish to what you have on the table. This is easy, should
just take a couple of hours.
Question: Rust Cure has my
curiosity peaked. I want to purchase some. But before I do- I have
a question. Is
Rust Cure safe to use on BBQ grates? My
grates have developed rust and it sounds like
Rust Cure would
solve my problem as long as it is safe to cook on after treating
Answer: Talked with Jim at Rust
and this is how he said to use the Rust Cure. Remove
the grates from the BBQ grill and spray them with
Wipe off the oily residue in 1 hour. Let them completely cure for
about a week. They will turn gun metal grey. Then put them back on
the grill and heat up the grill letting the grates get real hot.
Turn off the grill and when the grates are cool, season them with a
little oil (olive is my favorite) or Pam. That will keep them from
getting a white flakey look. Great question!
We are coming to
Humble- if you would like to pre-order and be able to just pick up
your merchandise call the San Antonio store – ask for Thomas!