1. The Glue
The adhesive on a Dustbubble has a difficult job to do. Firstly it must stick the DustBubble to any wall and make an airtight seal. It must be strong enough to stick to untreated or greasy walls, wood or porous surfaces whilst it must also be gentle enough not to rip wallpaper or fresh paint. Just as tape manufacturers sell different varieties of tape, then there are varieties of DustBubbles using different adhesive. Our DustBubbles for Wallpaper and Painted Walls uses a gentle adhesive to ensure the wall surafce is not marked around the hole drilled. The DustBubbles for Wood, Plaster and Untreated Surfaces use a strong adhesive for porous or dusty surfaces. Care must be taken when using these especially when removing from the wall as the strong adhesive can rip the bubble if handled carelessly. DustBubble for Kitchen and Bathroom Tiles has a thicker tissue based adhesive with non slip properties to help steady the drill bit, avoiding expensive accidents.
The first top tip number 1 is to always use the appropriate DustBubble for the wall surface and if possible test in a discreet place first.
2. The Scrunch
Dustbubbles are manufactured from extremely light materials which can cause static cling, the lift tabs can sometimes stick to the body.
Top tip number 2 is to rub the Dustbubble between two fingers to loosen up the plastic from the handle. This makes it easier to pull open once it is stuck to the wall.
3. The Withdrawal
We do say very clearly on the packet but its worth repeating.
Top tip number 3 is always keep the drill bit spinning when pulling out of the DustBubble.
4. The Wallplug
Do not remove the DustBubble the moment you finish drilling.
Top tip number 4 is to push a wallplug into the hole whilst the DustBubble is still attached, this stops any dust that might be sitting inside the wall from falling out. Make sure the wall plug is firmly in place inside the hole.
5. The Pinch
Be gentle, the DustBubble is made from light plastic so it will not withstand rough treatment after it has been drilled through. This especially applies to the DustBubbles for Wood, Plaster and Untreated Surfaces which use a very strong adhesive.
Top tip number 5 is to wrap your fingers around the DustBubble and pinch the bubble towards the hole. Then gently pull directly off the wall.