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
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.
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
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,
Restore A Finish. Then after apply a protective
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
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.