Hole in Your Rubber? Caulk it.

by DIY Maven

Hole in Your Rubber? Caulk it.

The washing instructions on most rubber-backed area rugs read, "Machine Wash Warm. Do Not Tumble Dry," or something to that effect. I consider these directions suggestions, as I machine dry my rubber-backed area rugs within an inch of their lives. The effect? Holes in the rubber. And sometimes, if I’m really lucky, rubber confetti sifting to the floor as I take my toasty rug from the drier.

Penny-Pincher’s Alternative

A few years ago, after growing...

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Hole in Your Textured Ceiling? Fill ‘er Up!

by DIY Maven

Hole in Your Textured Ceiling? Fill ‘er Up!

The only thing more unsightly than a hole in a textured ceiling is a badly patched hole in a textured ceiling. Follow these very easy steps and make those holes and patch jobs disappear.

Note: this process works best for average-sized nail and screw holes. The one in the example was approximately 1/4" in diameter. Also, the ceiling and all supplies were white, but because of light conditions, they look grey.

What Was Used

Sheetrock brand All...

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