What’s the secret to removing the backing paper from double-sided carpet tape? Someone must start it for the TV programs… Once I get it started, peeling it off is easy. – Lyle Pelissier
Tim Inman: I’ve struggled with this issue, too. My best efforts seem to come by using a credit card to rub hard on the backing surface. This seems to stretch it and makes it easier to pick off. A knife blade is good to pick up the backing strip, too.
Chris Marshall: Lyle, funny you should ask this question. Last September, another reader faced the same conundrum as you, and he got a bunch of good suggestions from fellow eZine readers in reply. Click here to read them all — and good luck solving this commonly suffered, “sticky” situation.