Have a big job for a lint roller, but worried the one you already have on hand just won’t cut it? Missing a lint roller altogether?
No matter what your lint-roller situation, we’ve got you covered. And the good news is, all this project takes is two ingredients you probably have at home: a paint roller and some (ideally good quality) duct tape.
The process of making your very own, super-powered lint roller is simple — just wrap the tape, sticky side out, around any paint roller, and then get to work on your clothes, couch, or virtually any other fabric you can dream up.
Masking tape, painter’s tape, or basically anything you have on hand will work, too. On a big or small roller. You’ll want to make sure to spot test first, especially if you’re using it on something nice, since sometimes cheap duct tape can leave gummy residue on fabric.
3 Reasons to Use Your Super-Powered Lint Roller
1. When you don’t have a lint roller at all
The super-powered lint roller is a perfect option if in a pinch if you can’t seem to find your existing lint roller or you don’t have one.
2. Cleaning up a big, hairy mess
If you’re a pet owner (or live with a human who sheds), you know what it’s like to discover big, hairy messes in unexpected places. (Gross.) These heavy-duty or everyday hair-ridden scenarios are where your super-powered roller will come in extra handy. It’ll do a better job of picking up lots of hair, without having to tear and twist off a half a dozen sticky sheets from your disposable roller.
3. Precise rolling of a large area
If you don’t have time to pore over every inch of your interview suit with the tiny lint roller you have on hand before you leave, a larger roller that covers more surface area will pack a stronger punch, leaving you ample time to finish your skincare routine before jetting out the door.
Is Your Business Using the Right Packaging Tape?
What is electrical tape made of?
The key properties of a reliable and trustworthy electrical insulating tape are that it must:
act as an effective insulator against electricity, protecting circuitry and users by not conducting current easily
be heat-resistant and fireproof to a reasonable degree for the application it’s being used in
be flexible, user-friendly and easy to apply to a range of wires, circuits and connections (often in relatively tight spaces)
By far the most common material for electrical tape these days is vinyl, but we’ll investigate more materials and their uses in a later section. For now, we’ll take a closer look at some of the general properties of insulating tape listed above, and how best to use it to make the most of those key attributes.
Does electrical tape conduct electricity?
When used properly, electrical tape should act as an insulator - that is to say, it should protect against transfer of any electrical current passing through the wires to people or components potentially coming into contact with them. As such, properly rated and applied insulating tape should NOT conduct electricity.
How to use electrical insulation tape
Electrical tape is most commonly used in DIY applications for making repairs and joins to smaller wires. As we’ll outline in more detail below, it should not be used for major repairs to very badly damaged wires, or on its own for creating permanent connections in junction boxes, light switches, or wiring outlets.
In these sorts of high-demand, potentially high-temperature environments, insulating tape should only be used in conjunction with purpose-made wire nuts and other connector tools for a safer and more secure fix. Furthermore, electrical tape shouldn’t be used as a standalone repair for damaged or unspliced wires in close proximity to soft furnishings or other flammable materials