We talked yesterday about how there are lots of tips available on the internet and tv and how a lot of them aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. Yesterday’s tip, removing paint from painted hardware by cooking it, was a big winner. But the idea of applying silicone caulk to the back of an area rug, instead of a rug gripper, is a big FAIL.
I read about this tip years ago and wanted to try it. Since our grandson is obsessed with moving the area rug in his room and then playing with the gripper, we decided this was a good time to try it.
David applied rows of silicone caulk to the back of the rug. We let the caulk dry for a couple of days and then put the rug back in his room. The caulk worked well as a rug gripper – at first. But over the last month, it has gotten less and less effective.
This morning I turned the rug over to take a photo of the back and noticed there are little pieces of caulk on the floor.
After I put the rug back, the dog stood on it and then took off. The rug went flying.
I also noticed that in certain light you can see the ridges from the caulk. It’s not a deal breaker but I don’t like it.
So using silicone caulk as a rug gripper is a big FAIL. In case you wondered.
Have you ever used silicone caulk as a rug gripper? Was your experience different than mine?