Keep That Rug in Place

I was given new rugs for my home for Christmas. They are area rugs that have no rubber backing on them. One is for my kitchen and I put it down and then took a step on it and it slid 2 feet. I laughed but it really wasn’t funny because if my sweet mom would have done the same thing and have fallen it would not have been funny. There are several products that can be used on the back of area rugs one is called Ruggies. Ruggies are a reusable rug gripper smaller and triangle shaped that fit well in the corners of rugs. So if it’s a small rug, it’s perfect. Now if you have a bigger rug like a runner that goes the length of a hallway there is Rug Gripper. Rug Gripper is more like a fiber tape that will stick to the back of runner and not allow it move. If you are trying to vacuum your area rug you know that the vacuum will pick up the rug, but if you have Rug Gripper in place then you can vacuum without having to chase the rug. Both the Ruggies and the Rug Gripper is safe on all flooring (including carpet) and will not leave any residue on the flooring or on the rugs. The Ruggies have 8 pieces in a box and the Rug Gripper includes enough to do an 8-12 ft. rug and made in the USA.

If you have rugs that have rubber backing and it is flaking off - use Fiber Lok to paint on the back of the rug and restore the backing. You can also wash and dry the rug again.

Now to the email…..

Question: I have a wood table that I had in front of a big window not realizing that it faded on one side. Now I want to re-finish the table so could you walk me through doing that and recommend a good stain and varnish?

Answer: Unless you really want to go through completely re-finishing the table there is a much easier way to restore the finish of the table instead. With a clean rag wipe the whole table down with Restore A Finish in the original color. Put on 1 coat and let dry. If the table needs a second coat, reapply the Restore A Finish. Then after apply a protective coat of Feed and Wax. You will be amazed at how easy this is and the great results that you can get with Restore A Finish. Take pictures, and I will post them to our website. Great question!

Question: I have a ceiling fan with a attached light kit. And the fan wobbles a little so the light kit makes noise. What can I do to silence the light kit?

Answer: There is a couple of things that you can do help with the vibration on the kit. Either wrap where the light kit is attached to the fan with electrical tape or a couple of thick rubber bands then attach the light kit back.

Question: I have a lock on a storage unit that is so hard to open and close. When I put the key in it get stuck and almost refuses to move. I am afraid I will break the key- is there anything I can do?

Answer: Spray some Tri Flow on the key and into the lock- that should help it move easier. The same thing happened to me on my Dad’s storage unit.

Question: I want to power wash my driveway this Spring, but I remember you and your Dad both really think that power washing is a bad idea. I really like that the driveway looks good afterwards, but I keep losing the little pebbles – so what should I do instead?

Answer: Use the 30 Second Outdoor Cleaner it is much easier on the pebbled drive. Just spray on the cleaner and give a few minutes to start working and all you have to do is rinse it off. It will not harm your grass.