INSTATRIM The EHT staff had the opportunity to test the new Insta Trim product, and it makes a neat alternative to light- duty caulking jobs. Rather than a tube of sticky caulk, Insta Trim comes as a roll of plastic-backed trim tape. You simply cut it to the desired length, remove the backing, then press the adhesive strip into place. As long as the area to be “caulked” has been thoroughly cleaned of grease and dirt, the Insta Trim will make a strong bond with the surface. It acts as a barrier against air, moisture and dust, covers sloppy painted or cracked wall corners, and can also be used as an accent décor trim for any area of the home. Although the product is currently limited to a single 1/2-in. bead size, six different colors are available, and application is quick, easy and—best of all—not messy. The biggest downfall of traditional caulk application is the sticky, messy nature of the product, the need to tool the bead into shape and then dispose of the excess goop. Insta Trim completely eliminates the mess and can complete the job in a fraction of the time it takes to apply with a caulk gun. Made in the USA, the product is odorless, non-toxic, waterproof, mold- and mildew-resistant, and no cure time is needed. Visit instatrim.com.
PAC TRIM WALL TREATMENTS The clean lines, the versatility, the hand-crafted feel and the flexibility... Shiplap wall treatments add dimension and character to many different design styles. The horizontal, vertical or angled application of shiplap to a wall, or entire room, can create a unique focal point. The Pac Trim product line includes more than 500 moulding profiles of base, casing and crown, as well as MDF boards, shiplap and nickel-gap T&G wall boards for interior use. Take your shiplap and moulding applications to another level with the addition of the PacFit accessory line—a new line of miterless corners for shiplap and nickel-gap that includes both square and radius corners. PacFit also manufactures corner pieces for bases and crowns, eliminating the need for mitering. Manufactured in the United States and Canada, Pac Trim wall boards are a pre-primed MDF product with consistent quality. Visit www.pactrim.com.
SHUREPLUG Most DIY’ers and pro tradespeople have experienced the frustration of cords coming unplugged, knotted or snagged, resulting in damage to tools and power cords, electrical shock, downtime on the job and more. ShurePlug is an affordable and viable solution to that age-old problem of knotted and unplugged cords, saving you time and money. Using an innovative design and hook-and-loop straps, it easily keeps tools connected to extension cords and protects cord ends. ShurePlug is universal and interchangeable with all tool and extension cords. Its sleek low-profile design easily maneuvers around obstacles. It is UV- protected from sunlight damage and will absorb up to 50 lbs. of pressure. Visit shureplug.com.