karen c asks:
I’m renting the house so I cant replace any wood, but the surface under my sink had some contact paper on it and when I removed it there is a sticky film. When I try to put contact paper back down it wont stick. I’ve noticed alot of the contact paper isnt very sticky anymore. Any ideas what I could use for a shelf covering?
Answer by Jen
I have a few suggestions for you.
The hardest but best looking option would be to measure the space that you are trying to repair and take the measurements to a lumber shop. Have one of the lovely employs cut you a piece of thin plywood in the dimensions that you need then give it a light sanding and a quick coat of polyurethane and pop it into place on top of the old shelf.
If this is inconceivable, they sell this shelf paper that is rubber and it looks like a checker board or mesh is you will. Get it in the color you prefer and just roll it out.
If that still isn’t working for you, you could pick up some Goof Off and clean up the old glue and then put down new contact paper.
Hope this helps.