InstaTrim is great for Do-it-Yourselfers

5 Resourceful Ideas for Do-it-Yourselfers

Creative strategies for common household items

Before I invented InstaTrim, I struggled to create a straight line with a tube of caulk and used countless tools and techniques to support my efforts. Continually disappointed with the results, I sought an alternative that would look good, every time. My necessity was the mother of my invention, InstaTrim™, and I’m thrilled that homeowners across the country are now making caulking easy with this flexible trim product.

There are a few other creative strategies that I would like to share with do-it-yourselfers out there, using common household items for uncommon applications. Here are five of them:

Dental floss:

  • Block leaky gaps around parts that screw into place by winding floss around the fitting’s threads multiple times before screwing it on.
  • Wrap rope ends with floss to stop unraveling
  • Use it to hang frames, instead of twisted wire that can damage wall paint

Hot glue gun and glue – instant holding power for:

  • Plastic and light wood construction
  • Edging carpet remnants with binding tape
  • Fixing peeling lampshades

Large roll of blank paper:

  • Cut and layout the paper first, to get a visual on size and shapes before cutting into wood, plastic and other surfaces
  • Create patterns for cutting/sawing

Nail Polish Remover – in addition to removing nail polish, an acetone-based remover can:

  • Remove paint from windows
  • Remove scuffs from floors and permanent marker from surfaces
  • Remove stains on your china

InstaTrim™ – my favorite strategy! Make caulking easy with this peel and stick caulking alternative for trimming:

  • Kitchens and Bathrooms
  • Baseboards and Floors
  • Ceilings and Wall Corners
  • Windows and Doors