• March 2, 2006
  • Posted by Marc

“Wooster How To…” #7 - Flower Guys’ “How to Stretch Your Reach”

“A long time ago I decided to made stickers of television sets and use them to replace the heads of people in street signs. After spending some time and a bunch of money to have the stickers made, I set out to have some fun.It didn’t take long to realize that almost all of the signs were out of my reach…. and I’m a pretty tall guy. The signs always seem so close to the ground whenever I drive by them! Necessity being the mother of invention, I found a simple way to fix the problem.

Here’s how to do it:

1. Buy a “Mr. Longarm” Smart System Paint Edger from any hardware store…. Home Depot is where I got mine. These things are made to neatly paint the edges of walls and ceilings.


2. Screw it onto a telescoping rod. Some rods are small enough to fit under your coat or in a bag.


3. Cut a short piece of wire and use needle nose pliers to curl the ends. These ends will act as clips to hold your sticker and curling them will prevent them from cutting your stickers.


4. Bend the wire around the back of the Edger and under the plastic wheels. The curled ends should wrap over the top edge and down onto the paint pad.


5. Peel your sticker.


6. Nudge it sticky side out under the curled edges of wire.


7. Extend the rod and slap your sticker on! Push up to release it from the wire clips and smooth the sticker out with the paint pad.


8. Stand back and marvel at the fine work you’ve just done… but not for too long, there’re plenty more sticking that needs to be done!