The use of the heat lamp to slightly raise the temperature around the applied 1132 could expedite the drying of the adhesive somewhat. However, I would warn that excessive temperature, and/or duration, could cause the backing compound to “crack”. This could weaken the lamination and diminish the longevity of the rug. Only trial and error would confirm the “proof of concept” in using the infrared heat lamp.
Yes, yes, yes. We can custom dye our cotton binding tapes from 3/4″ to 5″ tape to serge tape.
There are dye lot minimums for all custom ordering. Give us call for pricing and minimums. 888-800-2663
You can machine wash the rugs with Instabind on them, preferably on a gentle cycle.
We recommend that you reinforce the Instabind when installing it by placing glue along the bottom, especially if you are planning to wash the rug it will be going on. This will help the Instabind last.
Latex glue is recommended.
We do recommend that you just clean your rugs with Instabind; however, this answer is based on other customers’ experiences. Bond has not tested washing Instabind.
All you need to apply Instabind: glue sticks, hot melt glue gun, scissors, & some time.
Answer: The Long nozzle tip used for Instabind applications will fit any standard glue gun that has American threads; the tip should screw on easily where the original tip was located on the glue gun. If for some reason, you cannot get it to work on your glue gun after purchase, it is eligible for return.
Answer: Yes, we do! You can find them under the “Downloads” menu at the top of any web page.
Answer: We offer SAMPLE CHARTS for almost all of our bindings/fringes. Shipping is free only for all samples charts going within the USA.
Answer: YES. We do ship internationally. We have many customers in Australia, New Zealand & Canada. Unfortunately, due to the VAT taxes, we are currently unable to ship to the UK.
Answer: Yes, we have Easybind in the UK & Joujan Brothers in Canada- see the bottom of our website for a link to their sites.
Answer: YES. We do ship worldwide. We have many customers in Australia, New Zealand & Canada. Unfortunately, due to the VAT taxes, we are currently unable to ship to the UK.
Answer: 1 lb will be plenty for the job.
Have you ever wondered how you go about binding an inside carpet corner? This is useful to have in your carpet binding skill set, especially if you intend to install carpet runners, interior carpet on boats, cars, or RVs, or tackle rug binding around architectural features like fireplaces.
Here Brian Milnes demonstrates how to manage this challenge by bending the carpet into a straight line and sewing through the inside corner.