Make Any Rug Slip Proof With Caulk

Make Any Rug Slip Proof With Caulk

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Sarah Rae Smith
Jan 13, 2010

If you're not into putting out the cash for pricey rug pads, try this quick hardware store trick instead. It's sure to keep things in place without a large investment, which is especially great for thrifted or Craigslist finds! It's fast, efficient and best of all — inexpensive!

To tackle this simple rug backer-hack, head to your hardware store (or garage) and procure a tube of acrylic-latex caulk. Apply it to the back side of your rug about every 6 inches. We might suggest doing this in a room where doors can be closed to keep pets and small children out until it's cured and dry.

Flip it over and you'll be slip free for years to come!

You can also try out Latex Rug Gripper Tape, or a thin rug pad, though in our experience, they never work as well as we want them to!

(Note: Before you go applying caulking to the back of your family heirloom rug, we have to say upfront that this trick is one to be used with a little common sense. The extra-pricey Persian rug probably shouldn't be handled in this manner, but the $30 Craigslist find is a sure bet!)

(via: Martha Stewart)
(Images: MSLO)

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