Toady
  • Review count
    2
  • Helpfulness votes
    8
  • Average rating
    3.5
    3.5 out of 5
  • First Review:
    May 12, 2015
  • Last Review:
    October 20, 2015
 
  • Question count
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      Activity Summary
       
      • Review count
        2
      • Helpfulness votes
        8
      • Average rating
        3.5
        3.5 out of 5
      • First Review:
        May 12, 2015
      • Last Review:
        October 20, 2015
       
      • Question count
        2
         
        • Answer count
          1
           
           
           
           
          Toady's Reviews
           
          The Con-Tact Specialty Coverings 48 in. x 18 in. Cork Liner is made of 100% natural cork with an adhesive backing. It is great for lining shelves and drawers, and for covering bulletin boards. Color: Sandtone.
           
          from Independence, MO
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Finished Result Just Ok
          PostedOctober 20, 2015
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          No, I do not recommend this product.
          I bought this with the hope that it would be a nicer looking alternative to typical contact paper patterns, and that it would be a softer liner for my glass and ceramic dishes. It hasn't met my expectations. The installation was more difficult than other liners, as the other reviews have stated. If you even slightly bend it, it breaks. If you aren't unrealistically cautious in pulling back the backing, it chips (see photo), and at this cost per roll, wasting a piece is a costly concern. After the tedious install, it still doesn't perform as you would hope cork liner would. It crumbles at the front edge of the shelf, it isn't much softer than the unlined shelf, and the texture is rough to the Read More
          I bought this with the hope that it would be a nicer looking alternative to typical contact paper patterns, and that it would be a softer liner for my glass and ceramic dishes. It hasn't met my expectations. The installation was more difficult than other liners, as the other reviews have stated. If you even slightly bend it, it breaks. If you aren't unrealistically cautious in pulling back the backing, it chips (see photo), and at this cost per roll, wasting a piece is a costly concern. After the tedious install, it still doesn't perform as you would hope cork liner would. It crumbles at the front edge of the shelf, it isn't much softer than the unlined shelf, and the texture is rough to the touch. The only upside is that it does look nicer than most contact papers. With that being the only positive element, I can't recommend this product. Read Less
          Pros: Looks Great
          Cons: Difficult to Use
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          Achieving a vintage, time-worn look is simple if you start with the right paint.  With Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint, creating beautiful home decor and furniture pieces does not require skills or hours of training.  Make store-bought pieces or flea market finds look like they came from a European estate sale or a French countryside cottage by using Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint. Color: Lace.
           
          from Kansas City, MO
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Excellent Paint
          PostedMay 12, 2015
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          I have used several colors for tables, dining chairs, TV stands... and they all look great. The number of coats dictates your final result. One coat looks hand-painted. Two coats will eliminate brush strokes, but still look antiqued. Three coats and it's perfectly smooth and more modern. After the wax cures, it's also very durable... more than expected. I am very happy with this paint and the savings versus Annie Sloan's nice but over-priced products. I will use this paint every time I refinish furniture.
          Pros: Even Application, Easy to Apply, Good Coverage, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Looks Great, Dries Quickly
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          2out of 2found this review helpful.
           
          Toady's Questions
           

          How much weight will these support? Are they sufficient for a granite or quartz overhang?

          Asked by
          Toady
          August 21, 2019
          How much weight will these support? Are they sufficient for a granite or quartz overhang?
           
          As flamboyant as their tropical American ancestry, Cannas are among the most colorful summer bulbs with ruffled spikes tapering to refined buds, boasting immense, paddle shaped leaves. Their great reedy canes and palmy foliage make for large, magnificent plants, yielding blooms all summer long for long lasting curb appeal. They are deer resistant and appear most dramatic when grouped in masses. These are fast growers with large flowers. Canna Lucifer is a fantastic choice as a spectacular addition to the home garden. Its sizzling scarlet-red flowers are edged in bright yellow atop deep green contrasting foliage. This exotic choice will definitely fire up your garden.
           

          Will these bloom the first year?

          Asked by
          Toady
          May 14, 2017
          Will these bloom the first year?
           
          Toady's Answers
           
          The Con-Tact Specialty Coverings 48 in. x 18 in. Cork Liner is made of 100% natural cork with an adhesive backing. It is great for lining shelves and drawers, and for covering bulletin boards. Color: Sandtone.
           

          can I attach this to a wall in m kitchen to use as board to tack pictures, papers etc for display

          Asked by
          nana
          Peo, Il
          October 11, 2015
          Asked by
          Toady
          Independence, MO
          October 20, 2015
          Answer: 
          Most likely not. It would give the appearance of a cork board, but you'd essentially be pinning things into your wall, as this liner is thin... less than 1/8" thick. Also, because of that thickness, it crumbles and would chip off when you attached and unattached your items. This is a good shelf liner, but that's probably it's best function.