Articles Categorized in: General Advice

How to use Adhesive Tape Effectively to Cover Tattoos

Most people know that tattoos are permanent. It is fair to say that some don’t understand the full consequences of this fact. This is the reason why the number of people trying to cover up tattoos is just as big as the number of people looking to get tattoos. Dress code rules, workplace regulations or the need for privacy are some of the reasons why tattoo recipients find themselves needing to cover up their tattoos. Other reasons include the fear...
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How to Tape your Nipples (and What Kind of Tape to Use)

Whether you are running a marathon, or simply heading out for the night, it can be a very sensible idea to tape up your nipples. Some tapes are not ideal for this sensitive area of the body. Let’s talk about which kinds of tape you can use, and the best way to tape them up. How to tape your nipples for running Why should you tape your nipples when running? If you have ever experienced the pain of a chaffed...
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Can You Duct Tape Your Moustache (Remove upper lip hair)?

Having hair on your upper lip can be very embarrassing, especially if you are female. It may seem like an easy fix to simply grab a length of duct tape and put it on your top lip. As much as we love duct tape, and are fans of it’s many uses, using it to wax your top lip should not be one of them. Image: Flickr The best thing to use is a depilatory (hair removal) cream. One of the...
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How to Tape up Your Knee and Which Kind of Tape to Use

If you have a sore knee then it can help a lot to tape it up with sports tape. This can make it less painful if you are planning on running. Or help an injury heal. The tape we recommend for strapping and taping up knees is Kinesiology Tape (KT Tape). Image: Flickr How to Tape up your Knee Ensure the knee and surrounding area is shaved and free of body hair. Cut a piece of tape approximately 6 inches...
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How To Tape Your Groin With KT Tape (And Where to Buy it)

There are certain sports that are notorious for groin strains. For myself it is softball. For others it can be soccer, hockey or football. What exactly is a groin strain? If you have pain along the inner thigh it is likely that you have a groin strain. A groin strain can happen in sports where sudden movement or change of direction happens. Image: Flickr It is caused by a tear or rupture to one of the adductor muscles. For immediate...
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Is Duct Tape Safe for Aquariums? (and Fish)

It can be tempting to repair an aquarium with Duct tape. Although it may seem like a quick fix, the real question is.. how will affect the fish living in that aquarium? The short answer is no you should not use duct tape in, or around your aquarium. You are better off using an . Image: Flickr How does Duct Tape Affect Fish Here’s the thing, there have not been any actual studies done showing how duct tape will hurt...
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How to Tape up a Book (And What Kind of Tape to Use)

If you have old books with spines that are falling apart, or pages that are torn, you can give them a new lease of life by re taping them. Firstly we cover repairing the spine, as well as fixing individual pages. Book Repair – Spine Repair Part I The best type of tape to use for this job is . Book Repair – Spine Repair Part II How to repair a page of a book Another common repair job is...
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Is Duct Tape Safe for use on Your Skin?

No toolbox is complete without a roll of duct tape. Duct tape has been used since the second world war, primarily, for holding metal air ducts together. These days it is used to hold pretty much anything together. Image: Flickr This incredible adhesive has made it to the moon and has saved a lot of prom dresses from falling apart. It is almost magical because of the things that it can do but pulling a strip of it from your...
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Teflon Tape vs Pipe Dope

It can be confusing to know when to use pipe dope vs teflon tape. Firstly lets compare the two different products and see which one is better for what. Pipe Dope Pipe dope is also known as pipe joint compound. It often looks like putty and is clear or white in color. It is generally applied with a brush which normally comes as part of the can. Image: flickr Tip: Never put pipe dope on the female threads, only put...
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5 Ways Duct Tape Can Save Lives

Duct tape is one of those modern world wonders that never ceases to amaze. Every day we hear new stories about cars, appliances, and even lives saved by this magical product. 1. Duct tape saves life of man and dog in the wilderness If you are ever lost in the wilderness a roll of duct tape can come in very handy as a poor hiker discovered after being lost in the Sierra Nevada wilderness for several days. Cody Michael, an...
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